If your idea of a commuter is drop bars with bigger tires and a fast ride, Lynskey would like to present the UrBANsky. Previously, Lynskey had offered their Cooper CMT or Cooper Commuter which was basically their Cooper CX bike dressed up for work. Built with new road specific cable routing, the UrBANsky combines tire clearance for 33mm tires (when running fenders), plus rack and fender mount compatibility.
Check the video break down from Lynskey, plus the modular dropout system next…
Continuing in Lynskey tradition, the UrBANskey is built in Tennessee out of 3Al/2.5V squared titanium tubing. Included in a number of customizable options, the frames are either offered in bare titanium or painted Level 1,2, or 3 finishes with 3D Riveted logos. One of the biggest changes is the addition of road specific cable routing along the downtube with built in stops, instead of the full cable housing with top pull front derailleur routing found on the Cooper CX.
Available with either their 1 1/8″ straight steerer Endurance Cross fork, or the Pro Cross Carbon fork (+$300), the rear end can be ordered to your liking as well. Thanks to the replaceable drop out system, the frame can run 135mm quick release wheels, or step up to a 12x142mm rear thru axle. Rear accessory mounts are welded into the frame and include separate mounts for the fender and rack.
Built with an identical geometry to the Cooper CX, the bike should still be a versatile ride for spirited commuting, gravel, or even the occasional cyclocross race. Pricing starts at $2,395 for the frame only, and $4,335 for an Ultegra 6800 build with mechanical BB7 brakes or $4,475 for a full SRAM Rival 22 Hydraulic build.