Titanium is gaining in popularity, with many new titanium 'manufacturers' offering a wide variety of frames.
In reality, it is actually quite simple to become a titanium frame manufacturer. If a prospective manufacturer were to approach one of the many titanium frame
building companies in Asia with basic frame geoemtry, they could expect a shipment of frames within a couple of months.
The problem with purchasing titanium frames from these manufacturers is that you are gambling with your money (and possibly, safety). You do not know who built
your frame, the quality controls that your frame was subjected to, and the amount of research and development that went into the development of your frame.
Over the years, many titanium frame manufacturers have come and gone. David Lynskey started Litespeed in the mid 1980s and quickly became the world leader in
titanium bike technology. He built the frame ( OEM Eddy Merckx ) that a clean Lance Armstrong used to win the 1993 World Championship, the frame Bobby Julich used for his 3rd place finish in
the 1998 Tour de France, and the frames that Greg Lemond used in the early 1990s. In 1999 David sold Litespeed and, in early 2006, began Lynskey Performance Designs (Lynskey).
There are many so called 'high end' titanium frames on the market today, but 99.99% of them are run of the mill production from Asia. However, Lynskey titanium
frames are still diligently made in USA with 100% US military Spec. aerospace grade titanium. Lynskey frames are hand crafted with an attention to detail that is second to none. With over 30
years of experience building titanium frames, Lynskey has acquired the knowledge required to build titanium frames that are far superior to, and will outperform, all OEM titanium frames.
Ultimate Audax Endurance weapon
Lynskey Sportive reviewed by our customer
Having ridden the Sportive for two months, I can confirm every review I've seen and the bike is more than i could have hoped for. It's hands down the best bike I've ridden and I'm asking myself why I
didn't buy this earlier.
The construction is of course first class. It is the most comfortable bike I've ridden, equally due to your bikefit. It smooth's out bumps while not loosing that feeling of grip and turns well. I'm
no downhill flyer but friends that were faster now say its hard to keep up and I don't feel I'm doing anything different. The SRAM Force 22 and ratio advice has been perfect and the versatility is
Your fitting and advice have really improved my riding. I'm faster with less effort. Oh! And that neck pain? What neck pain.
Thanks Andy. My riding has gone to a new level of enjoyment.
Custom Road, MTB, 650b, 29er, Cyclo cross & track wheels are available.
Full carbon wide U shape clincher available now !
White Industries authorized dealer
54cm Columbus XCR
Orignally ordered for a customer who is now unable to ride due to injury, this frame is brand new and has never had never been built
up. Columbus XCR shares similar ride charachteristics to Columbus Spirit, while offering a higher degree of strength and stiffness. Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing is completley corrosion
resistant and will outlast any other bike while still remaining a pleasure to ride every single time.
540mm Top Tube (Centre to Centre)
540mm Seat Tube (Centre to Top)
140mm Head Tube
Fits 27.2mm Seatpost & 1 /8" steerer tube
Replaceable steel derailleur hanger
Special price: $2600 (RRP $3000)