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Product Review: Lynskey Sportive Disc Titanium Road Frame 2018

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Lynskey’s Sportive Disc Titanium Road Frame is designed for total comfort and long distances. A relaxed, endurance-oriented geometry doesn’t mean a reduction in performance, the Sportive model is still made with the same passion and expertise as you expect from Lynskey, with thirty years of handmade titanium frame experience poured into this titanium road frame to provide the hallmarks of Lynskey quality: responsive handling, comfortable, and light.

Handmade Titanium Frame

Engineered with an oversized downtube for stability, this Sportive model has a tapered headtube for increased front-end precision handling. Curved seatstays will smooth out rough roads and when paired with 32c tyres, this titanium frame will deliver a plush ride to take the edge off fatigue when tackling back-to-back long days in the saddle.

The combination of disc brakes, rack mounts, and fender mounts on the Sportive’s relaxed geometry means you are equipped to tackle adverse conditions and carry any additional equipment required. Complete this bike with your finishing kit of choice and revel upon the comfort, performance, and longevity of a titanium frame.

Features:

  • Material: Titanium
  • Classic finish
  • External cable routing on down tube
  • Endurance geometry for maximum comfort
  • Lightweight
  • Stiff
  • Fender mounts
  • Rack mounts
  • 32c tyre clearance
  • Bosses for two water bottle cages
  • Bottom Bracket: 68mm Threaded
  • Brake Type: Disc, mechanical or hydraulic
  • Dropouts: Interchangeable rear dropout, 9mm QR or 12x142mm Thru-Axle
  • Headtube Design: Tapered/Integrated, recommended Cane Creek IS 42/52
  • Rear Spacing: 142mm with Thru-Axle
  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
  • Seat Tube Diameter (Front Derailleur Clamp Size): 34.9mm
  • Wheels: 700c
  • Maximum Tyre Width: 32c

Lynskey Sportive Disc Frame Review:

The Sportive Disc is a special titanium road bicycle designed for long distance riding. Lynskey’s Sportive model (named for the longest-standing bicycle race in the world, the 14-day Paris-Brest-Paris) was an immediate hit when introduced in 2016, with a riding experience that surpassed expectations.

After two years of research and development, Lynskey’s Sportive model is better than ever, with new design refinements and increased utility thanks to fender mounts and rack mounts.

The Sportive Disc Titanium Road Frame is designed to be ultra comfortable, long on smooth roads but capable of tackling demanding terrain thanks to the 30mm tire clearance and the ability to carry equipment thanks to two sets of bosses for both water bottles and a rack.

The Sportive is made from Grade 9 titanium alloy and made to Lynskey’s specifications. The Sportive’s frame is a classic, clean and refined design, with an oversized downtube for extra stiffness.

The Sportive’s down tube is extra wide at 30mm, which protects against common road hazards such as cars and debri, and helps to increase rigidity with high tensile titanium tubing.

The Sportive’s full carbon fork is made for comfort, fully isolated from road vibrations with a tapered carbon steerer.

The Sportive’s down tube, seat stays, and chain stays are curved at the ends, adding an extra element of comfort without compromising rigidity.

To complete the Sportive, Lynskey matched this titanium road frame with a Campagnolo Bora One groupset, Vittoria Open Corsa 32c tires, and a Lynskey Road fork.

One of the best road frames available, Lynskey’s Sportive Model is the perfect ride for long distance rides, thanks in part to its endurance geometry and Lynskey’s handcrafted quality.

The Lynskey Sportive Disc Titanium Road Frame is available in sizes 47cm, 50cm, and 53cm. Click here to view the complete frame specifications.

For an additional cost, Lynskey will build the Sportive to any size and color combination.

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Lynskey Sportive Brackets:

In 2016, Lynskey introduced the Sportive disc’s aluminum seatpost and seatpost clamp; these were quickly replaced with titanium parts to preserve/improve the ride quality. Lynskey is committed to refining the Sportive’s ride quality and for 2018, Lynskey is providing two optional hood design seatpost clamp options to work with any carbon fiber or titanium seatposts.

The Lynskey Sportive Titanium Road Frame uses a Lynskey-specific seatpost clamp, with two options for a custom carbon fiber or titanium seatpost.

Lynskey Sportive Saddle:

Designed with an endurance-oriented rider in mind, Lynskey’s saddles are flat on the upper side and contoured below to provide long distance comfort and touring performance.

Lynskey Sportive Seatpost:

Lynskey’s Sportive model comes stock with Lynskey’s own two-bolt titanium seatpost, also used on the Sportive’s upper model, the Ti Gravel.

Lynskey Sportive Frame Variations:

Just as Lynskey’s Sportive model is built to provide the ultimate long distance comfort, the road frame is expertly designed to provide performance fit with all of today’s modern technical advancements. The Sportive Disc is designed with fender mounts and rack mounts for versatility.

This road frame features disc brakes for the highest level of braking performance, and is compatible with mechanical or hydraulic brakes.

The Sportive offers two frame variations: Classic or SS. The classic finish is clean and refined, ready to be built and implemented. The shoulder stop design is versatile, quiet, and protective. The stainless steel options are for riders who want the strength of stainless steel at the rack mounts.

Lynskey Sportive Disc Frame Review:

The Lynskey Sportive Disc is a disc-brake titanium road bicycle designed for long distance riding. Lynskey’s Sportive model (named for the longest-standing bicycle race in the world, the 14-day Paris-Brest-Paris) was an immediate hit when introduced in 2016, with a riding experience that surpassed expectations.

After two years of research and development, Lynskey’s Sportive model is better than ever, with new design refinements and increased utility thanks to fender mounts and rack mounts.

The Sportive Disc’s aluminum seatpost is now now replaced with titanium, and the seatpost clamp features two options to accommodate any carbon fiber or titanium seatposts.

The Sportive Disc’s aluminum seatpost is now now replaced with titanium, and the seatpost clamp features two options to accommodate any carbon fiber or titanium seatposts.

The Sportive Disc is made from Grade 9 titanium alloy and made to Lynskey’s specifications. The Sportive’s frame is a classic, clean and refined design, with an oversized downtube for extra stiffness.

The Sportive Disc’s down tube is extra wide at 30mm, which protects against common road hazards such as cars and debri, and helps to increase rigidity with high tensile titanium tubing.

The Sportive’s full carbon fork is made for comfort, fully isolated from road vibrations with a tapered carbon steerer.

The Sportive’s down tube, seat stays, and chain stays are curved at the ends, adding an extra element of comfort without compromising rigidity.

To complete the Sportive, Lynskey matched this titanium road frame with a Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset, Vittoria Open Corsa 32c tires, and a Lynskey Road fork.

One of the best road frames available, Lynskey’s Sportive Model is the perfect ride for long distance rides, thanks in part to its endurance geometry and Lynskey’s handcrafted quality.

The Lynskey Sportive Disc Titanium Road Frame is available in sizes 47cm, 50cm, and 53cm. Click here to view the complete frame specifications.

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Written by Mark Adams

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