Aching to go fast AND feel fresh at the end of your hammer session? The Breakaway’s slightly aggressive geometry, tighter wheelbase and reliable Shimano 105 componentry will surely satisfy your desires with dialed-in titanium stiffness where it’s needed and that extra bit of design-specific road compliance that only a Lynskey Silver Series bike delivers. If you've been looking for the ride characteristics of steel, with the combined lighter weight and lifetime durability of titanium, look no further than Lynskey's new Silver Series.
Weaknesses: If you're a weight weenie or an aero fetishist, look elsewhere.
Just a quick note - I built this bike up from a frame and fork - the full carbon upgrade rather than the standard fork.
The frame and fork arrived promptly and in perfect condition, and built up without drama.
I have given the bike a fairly thorough workout in a variety of conditions, including high-speed descents and racing on poor-quality coarse chip roads.
As far as I am concerned, the geometry is an ideal balance between stability and quick steering, and the ride is positively cushy by road bike standards - and it's not just the wheels, because I have ridden my other bikes with the same wheels. While it was purchased specifically as a training bike, it is also a fine race machine. It's not the bike's fault I couldn't do better than 5th in the local club race.
Just as importantly, it looks great, and I'm hoping it will continue to do so for years to come.
Most important of all, however, it puts a smile on my face every time I ride it. Any ride puts a smile on my face, but the grin is just that little bit wider on my new bike.
There are only a few threads with the Breakaway in a S&S case. Wanted to give people my packing and review of the Ritchey road frame and getting it in the case. I have had the frame almost a year and took it to Arizona already. Worked well and was able to get it through the airport without gettin ... Read More »
Next on my itinerary was Germany, namely Hohenkammer, a small village about 20 miles north of Munich. I had some free time and went out for a ride on my Ritchey. It was raining the day before and would rain the next day, but on that particular day I really lucked out.
I didn't research the roads ve ... Read More »
I recently bought a used Ritchey Breakaway Cross frame that arrived today, and it appears to be in great condition. Unfortunately, the previous owner did not include any assembly instructions or any of the connector fittings for brake and derailleur cables or other parts. The instructions appear to ... Read More »
I spent St. Patrick's day in Baltimore. Home of the Superbowl champions Ravens, Michael Phelps, crabcakes, The Wire, rowhouses and Lacross. Of course I brought my Ritchey Breakaway with me. So instead of drinking green beer and talking about how awesome Ravens are, I decided to go for a bike ride. I ... Read More »
A belated post from a few months ago. I drafted it but forgot to post.
Last December my Ritchey Breakaway and I took a trip to Palo Alto, CA (working at SLAC).
It rained most of the days I was there but on the final day the rain stopped, so we went for a ride. We went up to Page Mill Road, up to ... Read More »