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pieteraertsen

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Hi ,
I am a freshman in this field, and i am very happy to see so many nice things.
i wanted to ask you , if anybody has experience withe the Gr 260?
In any case , but especially with the decision of frame size.
Just asking because i am really new in this and just ordere a gr 260 and have to decide if M/L or L.
iam 5″11 and my inner leg height is 34. will use the bike mostly for bikepacking.
I hope some of you can help me with the decision and have maybe some other nice thoughts and experiences with the bike.
Hope i hear from anybody soon, happy to share my stuff as soon as possible as well.
greetings from vienna
dom
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TriCamiguin

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I am 5" 11" with about a 32-32.5" inseam and all 3 of the Lynskey's I've owned have been M/L including my GR Pro that has the same geometry.  Haven't finished the build yet, but it's close enough to my previous R350.  Either would probably work for you.  I can not handle the standover of a Large frame but run a 100-110mm stem due to a longer torso.
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pieteraertsen

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HI, Thanks for this kind information. Sounds good and make sense, haven´t thought that much about the standover height with the L .
so i see you are a lynskey fan, are there any suggestions you can make about gearing , fork ore tyres?
Are you going to use 650B?
Thanks alot .
Hope to share some infos about my build up.
greetings
dom
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Hi Dom,
I am going to do my first build this autumn on a GR260 size M (I am 5ft 9in). What I am planning to do is having both 650b and 700c wheelsets for gravel and road riding respectively. The 650b will have more knobby tires and the 700c will be probably GP4000s II. That is the beauty of this frame and others like it, to switch wheels depending on your riding surface and terrain.
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I love my GR260. I'm 5'11 but 30 inseam and ride a Medium. The bike is great. Ive raced in standard gravel but also rode events on it where most others were on MTB. It handled it all.
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pieteraertsen

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Hi together.
Many thanks for this kind informations.
I am currently in between ordering a curve fork , or the new Bombtrack. But aftermarket sale isn’t announced yet.
And I am not sure if iam going for 650 b . Would be interesting if anyone has experience with them on the Lynskey .
Thanks a lot , hope I can share more ASAP.
All the best.
Dom
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m0ngy

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I'm 5"11, 32" inseam. Normally ride a 56cm, just finished my GR260, size M/L with setback Lynskey seat post and 100mm Thomson X4 stem, fits like a glove. 

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pieteraertsen

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Hi,
Congrats , Looks very Sharp. Good Job.
Starting my project in December.
Same frame, probably curve fork , and xtr combined with di2 , 1x11 or 12

Can you tell me what stem and handlebar you used?
All the best, enjoy riding .
Greetings dom
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m0ngy

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Originally Posted by pieteraertsen
Hi,
Congrats , Looks very Sharp. Good Job.
Starting my project in December.
Same frame, probably curve fork , and xtr combined with di2 , 1x11 or 12

Can you tell me what stem and handlebar you used?
All the best, enjoy riding .
Greetings dom


I'm using a Thomson X4 mtb stem, 100mm with 0 rise, though I'm considering a Thomson 90mm, 10 degree rise stem, installed upside down, because I have one here and want to experiment. Also have a straight Thomson Masterpiece seat post, which I'll try out. The bars are Salsa Cowchipper carbon, 46cm. Couldn't get the widest, 46cm version locally (Australia), so had to buy mail order, from westernbikeworks.com, in America. They're wide, with short drops (116mm), short reach (68mm), with minimal flare (24°) and drop angle (12°). Great bars, they look rad. Finished with Fizik bar gel, and 3.2cm Lizard Skins DSP bar tape. Super phat, lol. 


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panhndl

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FYI Lynskey has a sale where you use COMPLETE30 in the coupon area at check out and receive 30% off any complete bike.  makes for some monster savings.
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m0ngy

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...xtr combined with di2 , 1x11 or 12... Can you tell me what stem and handlebar you used?


So, I've ridden the GR260 quite a lot now, and although it's no race bike, it's an incredibly comfortable, planted ride. Hard to describe why it's so nice to ride, you just keep going and going, next thing you've been riding for two or three hours, with minimum fatigue. My first titanium bike, I'm sold, love it. 

In answer to your question, I started out with 100mm, 0 degree offset stem, but I've swapped it for a 90mm, 10 degree stem, installed upside down. I never bothered with the straight seat post, stuck with the Lynskey 25mm set back Ti post. There was no way I was gonna part with it, it's a work of art. Also loving the 46cm wide Salsa Cowchippers, super wide and comfy.   

I'm running Force 22 groupo, but I kinda wish I'd gone Force 1 now, or mixed it up, as you suggested, with a nice XTR or XX1 rear derailleur. It's not that I don't like having 22 gears, it is handy, but for the kind of open, gently undulating (flat) trails I'm doing, it's just not necessary. Also, the SRAM Yaw front derailleur's a real prick to dial-in, one minute it's flawless, the next it absolutely refuses to change up, from small to large chainring, which is hellishly annoying. 
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Are you guys experiencing much BB flex?  The GR 270's pretty cheap right now so I'm kind of thinking of changing frames and saving some weight from my Otso Warakin.

Also, are the rear thru axles proprietary or anything?  I commute so i use Robert Axle axles and hexlox inserts.
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zballinger

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I have never felt any flex. My Lynskey road bike is another story. There is nothing proprietary about the axles.
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m0ngy

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No flex with the GR 260, and I think the axles are propriety. 
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I'm a lean 200ish with lopsided leg strength so I tend to flex things weirdly, but i bet with a 30mm spindle the bb shell matters less.

Any pics of the axle ormaybe measurements? Robert Axle Project makes a bunch of sizes or as long as the stock one doesnt have a lever it would work.
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Are you guys experiencing much BB flex?


Actually, BB flex not noticeable, but there is flex in the rear triangle when you get up and out of the saddle. Not bad, but you can definitely feel it. I wonder if the GR270 is stiffer, as they've redesigned the rear.
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Thanks, good to know! I'm gonna try to hold out longer. Maybe the 280 will have di2 holes and address th ed flex more.

The pro one just looks too alien for me.
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