Titanium expert Lynskey has been making gravel bikes for some time, but is now breaking into a new category with its Pro GR Race — aero gravel bikes.
Pioneered by 3T with the Exploro, the aero gravel bikes category is becoming surprisingly crowded with everyone from Pinarello and Factor to Litespeed touting bikes meant to comfortably tackle burly terrain but also cut through the wind — given that most gravel races mean eight-plus hours in the saddle, it’s not the worst idea in the world.
Lynskey says this bike is designed for riders looking for dusty watts in a Dirty Kanza-style event, but also looking for the unique ride quality that only titanium can offer.
The Pro GR Race sees a diamond-shaped 4Al/4V top tube and 3Al/2V ‘aero’ down tube, which is claimed to provide the ideal balance between stiffness, strength and comfort.
For the new bike Lynskey has steepened the head and seat angles by half a degree (7.15 degrees and 74 degrees in a size M) and lopped 15mm off the chainstays, which should liven up the handling.
The cable routing has been moved inside the frame too, and the brand says that combined with its internal routing system the bike should not only be rattle free but won’t require the planets to be in perfect alignment to fish replacements through the frame.
The bike also comes with flat-mount disc brakes, a tapered head tube, BSA 68mm bottom bracket, thru-axles and 142mm rear hub spacing. Further proving this frame is aimed at gravel racers who are planning to be at the pointy end of the race, the frame will only take 700c x 35mm rubber.
Lynskey offers heaps of customization options ranging from the finishing, head badge and graphics to wheel, stem and seatpost upgrades. However, the SRAM Force 1x base package will retail for $4,050. International pricing to be announced.