This is the second Lynskey framed bike we’ve built for this customer, the original was back in 2013 and based around the original rim brake version of the Lynskey Sportive frame. This time the customer was looking to retain the same ride and feel but with the reassurance of hydraulic discs and 11spd Ultegra.
The frame almost selected itself it’s the latest Lynskey Sportive Disc frame for mechanical gears. We discussed fork options with the customer and settled on a bolt through design to counter the increased braking forces.
With the fork selected the rest of the groupset, which we supplied, fell in to place; Shimano RS685 mechanical STI levers matched to RS785 Post mount callipers, 160mm & 140mm discs (front/rear) and the shifting being handled by Ultegra 6800 11spd. The finishing kit is a mix of Ritchey cockpit, ENVE seatpost & Selle Italia saddle. Wheels were custom built by Wheelsmith in Scotland with DT Swiss 240 hubs and their own disc rims. Completed weight with pedals & guards fitted just under 9.5kg
The original rim brake bike continues to be used for the summer with the new bike used for those days when Yorkshires weather isn’t quite perfect.
………………………..If you’re thinking of a custom build give The Cycle Spa a call and let us turn it in to reality.
Lynskey Sportive Disc with Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic groupset