Fresh outta the build stand is the Lynskey Pro29 Lefty 29er titanium hardtail.Ã‚Â They hinted at this before the holidays, but we never did manage to get any spy shots outta them, but here it is.
Built using Lynskey’s Helix frameset with 3/2.5 titanium tubing built around a BB30 bottom bracket and a Lefty specific headtube.Ã‚Â Other than the headtube, it’s the same bike as their relatively new Pro29 hardtail, and shares the slider dropouts that let you run it geared or as a singlespeed.
Pricing, specs and more photos after the break…
- Race-tuned tubeset provides precision handling and excellent stability without sacrificing rider comfort
- HELIX shaped downtube provides stiff bottom bracket for efficient energy transfer and stable front end handling
- HELIX toptube provides precise handling and control
- Disc specific slider type dropouts allow both geared and singlespeed setups
- S-bend chainstays and seatstays allow ample tire, chainring, crankarm and heel clearance
- Chainstay lengths that promote better traction when climbing
- Headtube angles that are quick but not twitchy
- Enhanced bottom bracket height for additional clearance
- 34.9mm clamp-on front dÃƒÂ©railleur (Low Mount Bottom Pull Required)
- Downtube shifter cable routing
- 31.6mm seatpost size (seatpost clamp included) : 410mm seat post recommended
- BB30 bottom bracket
- Lefty compatible headtube
This bike’s so fresh, they don’t even have full glamour shots up on their website…just some build photos.Ã‚Â This one’s getting the royal treatment with full SRAM XX and the carbon Lefty 29er.Ã‚Â There’s a photo of it on the scale on their website, but the numbers aren’t visible.
Like the Ridgeline (shown here) and Pro29, the Lefty version will use their versatile dropouts with removable/replaceable standard dropouts, letting you ride single speed or fully geared.Ã‚Â One frame, two options, so you don’t have to buy two bikes.
The BB30 bottom bracket gives Lynskey a nice big tube to maximize the width of the adjoining tubes and give the chainstays a nice wide stance to increase stiffness and pedaling efficiency.
Prices start at $2,295 for the frame only, letting you pick whichever Lefty fork suits your needs (or, let’s face it, your budget…because everyone needs the top of the line).Ã‚Â Different finish and paint options can push the cost up to $3,090 and custom fits start at $3,295 and run all the way up to $5,395.
Specs on their website list the chainstay length at a very short (for a 29er) 17.1″ and recommend (and limit to) a 100mm travel fork.
This video’s about the Pro29 (non-Lefty) bike, but gives you a good run down on the frame from Mr. Lynskey himself: