Lynskey Performance Designs Sportive Disc Commuter Bike

5/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $5578.00

Product Description

The Sportive Disc road bike is the newest addition to our Lynskey disc-ready road lineup. Designed for the high miles, long days in the saddle Gran Fondo / Sportive set where stable, comfortable geometry and sure, steady steering are prized. The Sportive’s oversized down tube creates a stable front end and solid acceleration. Curved seatstays take the edge off rough roads and the mechanical disc brakes, with disc specific cable routing for fully housed cable or hydraulic lines, add the assurance of ever certain stopping power and precision in less than perfect weather. Caliper mounts are fully compatible with all major disc brake calipers including the new Sram Red 22 hydraulic, Avid bb5, and Avid bb7 Road. Pictured here with our Lynskey Endurance disc fork, which you can add to your order.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2015

Strengths:    Titanium what else can you say. The Sportive Disc is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship every weld is perfect. It is not as light as carbon, but who can afford $5,000 to $10,000 a year for a new bike. This one will outlast me.

Weaknesses:    None that I can find at this time, I have 450 miles on it and it has handled everything with ease.

Bottom Line:   
I had this bike set up by Classic Cycle of Bainbridge Island, Washington, with Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes, two King bottle holders. This bike still comes in under 20lbs. Great Job Lynskey!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fergus Nash a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2015

Strengths:    Very stable in corners, feels solid when I put the power down.

Weaknesses:    Frame Graphics or a little basic

Bottom Line:   
Upgraded from a Van Nicholas that I had for ten years, before somebody stole it. knew I wanted another Ti frame as it is the only material that doesn't degrade from salt, crashes and day- today abuse.Carbon is structurally very strong but not as crash and impact resistant as what I need. I have had aluminium and steel frames that have either bent or cracked so Ti is the way to go.
The Lynskey isn't a forgiving as my old frame as it has larger diameter tubing and the fork is a good bit stiffer for the disc brake. However the ride is a lot more comfortable due to the more upright position and nice long steerer tube that allows the stem a good inch of spacers to raise the bars.
The most obvious advantage with this over my other bike is the disc and fender mounts, the fork also has a lot of clearance to allow for big tyres and fenders without any rubbing. For some stupid reason I wasn't riding fenders for the last decade, probably because most road bikes are not really fender friendly and if you do attach race blades they just rub and annoy me. The ability to run fenders has very much improved the longevity of the drive train, headset etc.
The other issue I had with my previous bike was salt spray onto the seat tube causing bonding between the frame and the alloy, this happened even with grease on the seat tube. Hopefully the fenders will lesson this issue and I wont have to spend two days chiselling the seat tube out.
Having discs also removes the issue with having fender and callipers all fighting for space around the wheel.
The plate dropouts are brilliant and I love the having a nice big wedge of Ti as a hanger for the derailleur, this isn't going to bend and go out of alignment in a crash. Note that this is not the case with the new models produced which is disappointing.
Overall very nice bike and can eat up the miles, doesn't mind being bunny hopped over curbs and trashed over rough roads with my 190lb frame, weekly mileage is around 150 miles.

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Purchased At:   Moonglu

Similar Products Used:   Van Nicholas Zephyr

Bike Setup:   Hope hubs - Stans rims 36 spoke
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano Hydro disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joyce M a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2015

Strengths:    Super smooth ride, the bike goes exactly where it's pointed (always a plus!) and I just love the look. Disc brakes a must have and I wouldn't choose anything else.

Weaknesses:    After about 2000kms, the only complaint I have is that the painted Lynskey graphics have chipped a bit. :(

Bottom Line:   
My previous bike was a hybrid commuter with disc brakes that was great for riding to and from work each day and the weekend cruise to the beach. But following retirement I decided I wanted to do more group/road rides. Thus at age 53, the search began for my first ever road bike. I did a lot of research and did consider a carbon bike but in the end decided I wanted a comfortable bike for the longer rides - and something that would be a bit timeless. I didn't want something that I would need to upgrade in a few years. I guess I wanted something that I'd be happy to keep for 20 years or more. So I was happy to spend a little more now for longevity into the future.

I wasn't in a rush and read almost every review I could find and spoke to some trusted friends. Deciding on the Ti bike was the first step and this was quickly followed by deciding on the Lynskey Sportive Disc. A former work colleague also rides Lynskey and suggested I take a look. It just fit the bill of everything I was looking for - I really wanted to retain the disc brakes and wanted a relatively relaxed geometry for those longer rides.

Luckily one of my son's best friends owns bike shop and was more than happy to custom build a bike for me. It was a great process and allowed me to have a lot of input while taking on board the advice of a pro. Many thanks to Sash at Switch Bike Co Ipswich (QLD Australia) for an awesome experience and great service.

After my first 2000kms - I love her. Libby (short short for Liberty) is just super smooth and a joy to ride. And she looks great too.

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Purchased At:   Switch Bike Co Ipswi

Bike Setup:   Lynskey Sportive Disc
Lynskey Carbon Endurance Disc Fork
SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic
Wheelset: American Classic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred Jackson a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2014

Strengths:    Lively, responsive frame. Low transmission of vibration. Smooth over bumps. Ultegra 6800 is unbelievable.

Weaknesses:    None noted so far.

Bottom Line:   
I've been riding all carbon fiber performance bikes for the past 32,700 miles. After a mountain trip this fall I went shopping for a reasonably priced disc brake road bike that wouldn't feel like a slug after my carbon fiber "hot" bikes. I was also looking for more "granny gear" without going to a triple. The Sportive Disc with Ultegra 6800 11-32 compact system satisfied all these requirements. Concerned about weight? Do the research and a little arithmetic. My daily body weight variance is greater than the weight difference between the Sportive Disc frame and my past carbon fiber frames. This frame is plenty lively and responsive. The bike comes with 700-28 tires but I changed to 700-25s which is probably a better transition for me, having been used to 700-23s on my carbon bikes. Most noticeable difference for me is the absence of vibration transmitted from road surface. I found the Linskey company hard to deal with, but their product is great!

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Purchased At:   Two Wheeler Dealer,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2014

Strengths:    Beautiful, smooth ride, descends extremely well and climbs as well as my carbon bike. Generally a very nice place to be.

Weaknesses:    Heavier than my carbon bike but I don't personally notice the difference.

Bottom Line:   
Love the bike to bits. Will be selling my carbon bike as it doesn't do anything better than this bike.

This really is a do everything type of bike. I use it for commuting, hill climbs, fast weekend rides. No problems with any of those tasks.

I'm running a rear fender only as adding a front fender on the ML frame introduces toe overlap that would annoy me (others may not care). I wear size 43 shoes and I'm running mtb cleats and I my shoes just touch the tyre (not as bad as my carbon bike). Hope that helps others work out if they will have toe overlap.

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