Lynskey cruises into 29er fray

Stylish big wheels from first family of titanium

Lynskey Performance is one of the latest framebuilders to add a 29-inch-wheeled cruiser-styled mountain bike to its stable following feedback from last year's Interbike show. 

According to Lynskey, the company displayed a one-off 26in cruiser there but world-wide interest prompted the development of a big-wheeled version. Lynskey also makes a 'regular' 29er hardtail, the Pro29.

Stock versions of the new cruiser start at US$2,795 but the 29er hardtail can be custom-built to a wide range of user specifications, configurations and tubing. Custom versions of the highest-end ‘Level 4' frames incorporate a mix of double- and triple-butted 6Al/4V and 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing as well as a premium price tag of US$4,395.

While this bike may look like a cruiser, it has the geometry of a race hardtail, according to Lynskey. "You may catch your competition off guard when you show up with the 29er at the next cross-country race," said Mark Lynskey.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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