meenanm

 Lynskey Pro GR or Litespeed Ultimate? votes

 Lynskey Pro GR 1 votes
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Ok, I'm looking for a Gravel Ti bike.  I'm down to the Litespeed "ultimate or Lynskey Pro GR.  The forums have a fair bit of info on the Lynskey Pro, but the 'Ultimate' is a bit new and not much is available. I must say, billing it as 'Aero' for gravel concerns me a little.  At gravel speeds and setup, a ture Aero bike would have little, if any effect.  And, the 'Ultimate' appears to have very little aero design into it. Seems like a pure case or Marketing BS.  (Compared to my TT bike and Aero road bike)


Either bike would be a 2X Ultregra Di2 setup.  The Litespeed seems to have abetter internal cable routing.  Lynskey would be roughly $1000 less with the discount being offered. Rumor has it the Litespeed is about a 1 lb lighter. 

Anyone have any experience with the Litespeed and Lynskey gravel to help make the choice?
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SlowPokePete
I've put over 3,000 miles on my GR260 since I bought it new in July and I have no complaints at all.

Brett hooked me up with great pricing on building it up the way I wanted it, with I9 wheels, etc.

Can't comment on the Litespeed, but absolutely love my Lynskey...

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Mudge
Maybe Litespeed is marketing the aero aspect to appeal to those folks who will use the bike for typical road use as well as gravel. Not that will matter in any meaningful way, but hey, that’s marketing for you

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Rashad F
Mudge wrote:
Maybe Litespeed is marketing the aero aspect to appeal to those folks who will use the bike for typical road use as well as gravel. Not that will matter in any meaningful way, but hey, that’s marketing for you



I think they are actually targeting the gravel race crowd. Aero tube shapes and the use of aero race bars is becoming a hot topic at the pro level. Just take a look at Panaracer’s team and Ted King’s discussion on the topic.
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meenanm
I do not see the Litespeed as being very 'aero' in the design.  Head tube is round, not 'shaped'.  Even so, the speeds typically seen in gravel races won't benefit dramatically from aero frame designs.  Hideous tt bars and positioning will make much greater difference.

For what it is worth. Both Jack (Litespeed) and Derek (Lynskey) were very helpful in my quest to choose the right bike for my needs. In the end, I went with the Lynskey.  The build will be as follows:
(I'll be putting Enve G23 wheels on it when it arrives)

  • Bicycle Frame Lynskey Titanium 2019 GR PRO MEDIUM LARGE
  • Brushed Finish
  • Finish Upgrade - Etched Graphics Lynskey Pro Gravel Fork Tapered Steerer Carbon Fork with thru axle and insert Cane Creek 110 Integrated/Tapered 1.5" headset bearings
  • Ultegra Di2 8070 Hydro Disc |
  • FSA Energy Modular 386 EVO 48/32 - 
  • ENVE G Series SKU# 300-1025-001
  • Vision Team 30 Disc
  • Lynskey Titanium Stem 110mm X NEG 6 Degrees
  • Lynskey Ti 27.2 x 300mm 25mm Setback Seatpost etched

 

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Rashad F
Rashad F wrote:


I think they are actually targeting the gravel race crowd. Aero tube shapes and the use of aero race bars is becoming a hot topic at the pro level. Just take a look at Panaracer’s team and Ted King’s discussion on the topic.


Here’s the folks from Litespeed discussing the design:

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Bike John
Litespeed is PF30. Lynskey is 68mm threaded.
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SlowPokePete
Well, then, that about settles it...

Nothing like a threaded bb if you ask me....

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