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.