Lynskey just announced an all-new hardtail mountain bike, named after a popular Tennessee trail – the Live Wire. With oversize 3AL/2.5V titanium tubing, a slacked-out front end, and clearance for up-to-29×2.5 or 27.5×3.0 tires, it is aiming to be your next do-it-all trail ripper. The package is rounded out with internal dropper routing, a brass head badge, and a huge number of build kits.

Lynskey Live Wire hard tail 29er & 27.5 Plus mountain bike

Tennessee-based Lynskey makes all types of titanium bikes, from road, to gravel, to mountain, and more. They just announced an all-new hard tail, dubbed the Live Wire. In short, it fits into the ever-popular category of dual-purpose bikes that fit either 29″ or 27.5 Plus tires, combined with dropper post routing and a slack head tube angle.

Tire clearance is quoted at 29 x 2.5″ or 27.5 x 3.0″ max, made possible by highly curved rear stays and a curved seat tube. The rear dropouts are 148mm Boost, and opt for the DT Swiss 12x1mm thread pitch.

Internal dropper routing through the seat tube is standard for the 31.6mm post, then running external on the down tube. This also makes the bike compatible with 1x drivetrains only, with several build options available from both SRAM and Shimano. Interestingly, Shimano options are all 1×11 (including XTR), and do not include the latest Shimano 12-speed XTR.

A brass head badge comes standard, along with three finish options: Industrial Mill (standard), Brushed ($180), and Polished Mirror ($1,000).

Geometry follows the current trend of slack head tube angle (68 degrees), with four frame sizes available.

The Lynskey Live Wire is available now, with a base retail price of $5,800 including SRAM GX components, FSA Afterburner wheels, and no dropper post. However, they’re currently showing a discounted price of $3,850, along with free worldwide shipping. Check out all the build options and more at the link below.

LynskeyPerformance.com

16 COMMENTS

  1. o’skool geometry… perfect for o’skool riders. However nu’skool is more predictable and stable and climb steeps in the saddle better from my experience. Maybe they should have checked out someone like REEB ti hardtail for geometry inspiration. Not many hardtail frames out there w modern geometry made in USA. UK brands seems to be on the gas. All my comments exclude custom frames of course.

  2. “geometry follows the trend of a slack head angle” and it’s 68 degrees, what is this 2006 or something? Putting silly glibness to one side for a minute, that does look like seriously nice bike. For getting in off road miles it looks lovely.

  3. From the name in the headline and only a partial picture of the bike, I thought this was going to be an e-bike.

  4. Lynskey don’t make the best ti frames out there that would be moots but they are nice and do last. I’ve two in my stable a road frame and a ridgeline mtb which was a steal at 600 quid from chain reaction cycles. Can’t see how they can make a profit on that seeing as ti bars come in at 200 quid. Only slight issue I had was lose bottle cage mounts which is an easy fix, lynskey should really weld those instead of the rivet nut things they currently use.

  5. This is the nicest looking Lynskey I’ve seen in a long time. Not super trendy but not horribly outdated either. How are they holding up these days?
    The random ebay dumping and fire sales come off kinda Bikesdirect skeezy ($7,000 value! Only $2295!) and it’s hard not to think you’d find one at 60% off a week after buying. My local dealer stopped carrying them for that reason.

  6. It’s basically a Ti Honzo. The Honzo’s geo is decent, but by no means as groundbreaking as it was seven years ago. Modern hard tail geo can be found on bikes like Chromag’s Primer/Root Down with it’s 64/76 HT/ST angles or if you want really out there go with their Doctahawk at 62/77.

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