Lynskey Performance Designs Cooper CX Cyclocross Bike

4.96/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $5458.00

Product Description

The Cooper CX was designed for the rider looking for a multi-use frame that can handle cyclocross racing and pull double duty as a solid commuter. Introduced as a disc specific model in 2011, this is the perfect do it all winter bike. The 3AL/2.5V titanium tubeset has a large diameter bi-axially ovalized downtube and top tube cable routing to keep mud out of the drivetrain. The rear end retains rack and fender mounts and S-bend seat and chainstays that give clearance for 700x38c tires. With six sizes to choose from, there is a Cooper CX for nearly everyone.

For the long gravel grinders, the daily commute or the weekend cross series, the Cooper CX will soon be the weapon of choice that you keep going to more times than not. Built with adventure in mind, let the Cooper CX take you some place off the beaten path and back again.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Stinson a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2014

Strengths:    - High quality bike
- Exceptionally comfortable ride
- Responsive sales/customer support staff

Weaknesses:    - Opportunities for improvement in estimating delivery date

Bottom Line:   
I received the Cooper CMT after 5 weeks. That's not too long to wait, but both the website and the sales staff initially said that it should come in after about 2 weeks. With that said, I had great experiences with the sales and customer support staff. When I called or emailed, everyone was very prompt, pleasant and helpful.

Once I received it, I was immediately impressed by how fantastic the bike is! The bike is incredibly light for a commuter bike (much lighter than my Cannondale Synapse) but also incredibly smooth and controlled. I love being on the bike. The bumps, holes, and seams in my urban commute disappeared under the Cooper. I have an 18 mile round trip commute, and the ride on the Cooper is immeasurably more comfortable than it has been on others.

A couple notes for online ordering newbies (there's no LBS that carries Lynskeys near me):
- I purchased the Large with the Ultegra package. I'm 6'0" and the Large fits exactly (no room for error). With a 32" inseam, the stand over is what I wanted, but may be a bit snug for others. The 32mm tires raise the top tube a little bit higher than I expected. The Large with the 32mm tubeless tires puts the top tube of the frame just a smidge higher than a 56 cm frame with regular 23-25cm tires.

- I got the matte satin finish of the Cooper CMT. If I could go back, I would get the industrial mill finish instead. It was hard for me to imagine the appearance of the finish, using the cropped pictures on the website.

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Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Synapse 7 (Sora)

Bike Setup:   Cooper: Ultegra 6800 package w/ Stan's tubeless wheels and tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by pone a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2014

Strengths:    well-made frame, does what it says on the label.

Weaknesses:    let Lynskey build the frame, let someone else build the bike.

Bottom Line:   
the cx makes for a durable allrounder with a relaxed geometry and fairly comfy titanium frame. the frame itself isn't particularly light weight but construction is clean and solid. it won't corrode and there's no paint to scratch. i bought a complete, assembled bike direct from Lynskey and it was a few months late on promised delivery. i had to strip the decals off because the way it had been packed for shipping screwed them up. Lynskey sent new decals without issue. my impression is that they're better at building frames than completing a build to fit. i got some push-back when i asked them to make good on their stated policy to switch out components that didn't fit me well (i submitted all my measurements with the order and made a point of speaking on the phone about fit). they sent me a 420mm long seat post, just ridiculously long for a medium frame that i just barely stand over. ok, it wasn't a big deal to cut it down . . . . the crank length on the other hand was more of an issue.

just my opinion, but if i had it to do over i'd still get the frame. i love the bike. but i'd either pay someone else to build it up and advise on fit, or do it myself.

again, not particularly light or stiff, but that's not why you'd buy this bike. sometimes i wish it were a little more responsive when i stand up and crank, but the construction, geometry and material favor stability and comfort.

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Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   Lynskey

Bike Setup:   steel lynskey fork, rival drive components, velocity a23/sram x9 wheels, avid bb7 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Gardiner

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2014

Strengths:    Perfect all rounder.

Weaknesses:    None - as far as i am aware.

Bottom Line:   
I am very proud of my Lynskey, and also the guys at Mosquito Bikes in London who carried out the bike fit and specification. They partner up well with Lynskey offering great advice.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Carmichael a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2014

Strengths:    The ride. Stiff but comfortable. The first dozen or so rides when I took off from the lights I was looking behind to see who was giving me a push. It handles like my custom Reynolds 531-frame-soaks up inner city road bumps that jar my teeth on my old aluminium alloy frame. Very stable but also can be quick to change direction.

Weaknesses:    Have not found 1 in 2 months of solid riding.

Bottom Line:   
Best cycling decision I have ever made.

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Purchased At:   Bikepro

Bike Setup:   Shimano Ultegra electronic shifters and hydraulic disc brakes.12-27 11 speed hub with 53-39 chainring. Alexrim wheels and Novatech sealed bearing hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Proctor a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2014

Strengths:    Enjoy the ride. Comfortable geometry. Proud to Own.

Weaknesses:    The only issue that I have seen is that Stan's sell's the Iron Cross wheelset as a "dedicated 'cross wheelset". The recommendations for this wheelset are to run a maximum 45psi with or without tubes. Lynskey sell's the Cooper CX as a bike that can "handle cyclocross racing and pull double duty as a solid commuter". Seems this wheelset could limit tire selection and psi for use beyond cyclocross.

Bottom Line:   
Just rolled over 1200 miles on my Cooper CX. I set the bike up with tires to handle pavement, crushed limestone trails and chip sealed roads. I wanted a bike that could take me beyond the places my road bike could go. I have played with a few different tires and running them a little higher than Stan's recommendations without incident. Great bike!!!!!

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Purchased At:   Maplewood Bicycle

Bike Setup:   Ultegra 11 Speed, Stans Iron Cross, Thompson post stem, Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x35, Fizik seat.

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