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

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Tim
Tim
3 years ago

Needs more standover clearance!

colton
colton
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

no they dont. do you buy a bike to stand over it? go buy a mainstream brand (trek) if you prioritize s/o

golbee112
golbee112
3 years ago

Disappointing sizing options but at 6’1″ I might be biased.

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
3 years ago

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.

Heffe
Heffe
3 years ago
Reply to  Maus Haus

Old school is 71/73.

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
3 years ago
Reply to  Heffe

You’re older than me… Ha

Tim
Tim
3 years ago
Reply to  Heffe

I was thinking the same thing)))

AJ
AJ
3 years ago
Reply to  Heffe

71/73 is classic.

Half Squish
Half Squish
3 years ago
Reply to  Maus Haus

Ragley has been putting out aggresive geo hardtails for a bit now. The States are way behind.

JNH
JNH
3 years ago

“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.

Gillis
Gillis
3 years ago

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

BMX
BMX
3 years ago

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.

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago

What fork travel is it designed for?
Also, calling it slack doesn’t make it slack.

Celest Greene
Celest Greene
3 years ago

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.

Dr Sweets
Dr Sweets
3 years ago

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.

marriot
3 years ago

Same exact Geo as the Ridgeline it seems.

When are they releasing frame only option?

Also….rigid fork anyone?

Ecki
Ecki
8 months ago

Lynskey changed head tube angle to 66.5 for 2021. My first impression (3.300 hm descent on alpine trails) was great!

Justin
Justin
6 months ago

I have a 2020 Livewire (XT) size large and it’s the best mountain bike I’ve owned in over 30 years of riding. Fight me.