Lynskey Ridgeline LT frame review£1,099.00

Titanium singletrack speeder

BikeRadar score4/5

Lynskey have been building beautiful titanium bikes for 20 years. Their Ridgeline frame offers all this experience and expertise and a lot of premium features at a surprisingly affordable price.

Its compact, relaxed and confident geometry is configured around a 140mm (5.5in) fork. The shamrock logo dropouts are reinforced with a brake torque brace and the seat tube top is internally sleeved for strength.

The combination of race weight and resilient sprung ride makes titanium perfect for long, fast cross-country rides. Diamond shaped main tubes also remove any excess twang and flutter caused by the extra leverage of the longer fork. This means you still get accurate placement and line holding when you’re playing rough.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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