Lynskey has just announced a disc brake version of their Sportive road bike. Made for gran fondos and other endurance or bumpy road rides, the Sportive Disc gets a Lynskey carbon disc-specific fork and loses the rim brake mounts.
Complete builds feature Shimano’s CX75 mechanical disc brakes, but full length housing for the rear brake means hydraulics will mount up easily when they become available. Frameset includes the fork and comes in at $2,380 (about $500 more than the standard Sportive frame w/o any fork), and it uses a straight 1-1/8″ fork. That last bit means you might be stuck running their fork or have limited aftermarket options as most (ENVE, Whisky, etc.) others are making tapered steerer’s only. Ritchey has a rigid MTB fork that we’ve been running on a ‘cross bike with success, but the geometry won’t likely translate for road bikes quite as well.
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Curved seatstays and inside brake mounts should give the bike a plusher ride than their performance race bikes. The Sportive Disc keeps all the fender and rack mounts of the standard model, too.
They’re offering a complete bike with Shimano 105 for $3,299, presumably as an introductory offer and definitely not built as shown here. Full specs and built kit on their website.