Lynskey Performance Designs Cooper Road Bike

4.86/5 (42 Reviews)
MSRP : $4959.00

Product Description

The Lynskey Cooper is a real smooth operator. Its oversized cold-worked tube set lends the stiffness and handling you’re after while the geometry and the magic of titanium impart the comfort you demand.

Developed from both our racing and Gran Fondo traditions, the Lynskey Cooper is a real smooth operator. Its oversized cold-worked tube set lends the stiffness and handling you’re after, while the geometry and the magic of titanium impart the comfort you demand.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Hazen

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2014

Strengths:    Titanium ride (like butter... the downhills are amazing!), good fit, and its beautiful to ride.

Weaknesses:    Not a thing I can think of...

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frane from Lynskey during a half off frame event with a Lynskey fork. Previously, I was riding an old Trek 5500 with an Ultegra gruppo. I pushed all of the parts from my old bike to my new one-- saved a little more jack-- and now I have beautiful new Titanium ride for under 2k.
Initially, the ride felt a little noodly on the climbs-- it did not seem to have the get-up/go that my 5500 had. However, I believe that was more the motor's fault, not the frame's...
This bike is amazing on the downhills: there is no wobble at speed (I'm looking forward to heading towards some mountain pass roads that'll bump me up to 50mph to see what that feels like) and it carves up the corners nicely.
For the money-- and also for the factor that you don't see Ti everyday-- this is an amazing bike. No complaints-- except that there aren't enough hours in the day to ride her, sometimes!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lawrence Gibel

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2014

Strengths:    fast and efficient: acclerates and climbs as well as larger tubed carbon frames; tracks well and easy to control but turns quickly and easily; ride is very comfortable with good dampening. Frame is set up to take generic, off the shelf threaded bottom bracket, head set and 27.2 mm seatpost.

Weaknesses:    the only weakness I can identify is that the titanium gets hot when left out in the afternoon New Mexico sun!

Bottom Line:   
I just got back from a 60 mile ride, up into the mountains outside Albuquerque with about 3200 vertical feet gain/loss.

Fourth ride on the Lynskey in three days, and I realize that I'm just beginning to learn about the qualities of the frame. It rides very well. It is efficient and quick. It is very vibration absorbing; it reacts to harsh bumps with good control and comfort. It turns quicker than other endurance type frames I have ridden but still tracks well and today had remarkable stability in cross winds. During descents I got it up to 40 mph in 20 mph tail/ cross winds and 30 mph is heavy cross winds and the bike maintained stability very nicely.

I'm riding it with a Campy Record triple grupo, open pro rims, DT revolution spokes, and a LOOK carbon fiber fork/alloy steering tube, Campy carbon fiber seat post and an older Selle Italia Max Flite saddle.

At this point I feel the Lynskey Cooper is the nicest performing frame I have ever ridden.

The Cooper is about 0.7 lb heavier than some of its carbon fiber competitors. I feel this is insignificant given its efficiency and riding characteristics. Weight is only one factor in determining performance. Additionally there is the benefit of threaded bottom bracket (easier and more bullet proof than some of the pressed in bearing arrangements), and non-proprietary, external bearing headset. I feel the durability and reparability of titanium is also a significant advantage over carbon.

I was hesitant to purchase the frame without a test ride. I contacted Don Erwin, at Lynskey. While he could not identify any local source for me to test ride the bike he encouraged me to purchase and try the frame; if I wasn't satisfied I could send it back or a full refund.


It's made in the USA and I can actually talk to the people who design and make them.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by warren

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2014

Strengths:    Everything absolutely fantastic

Weaknesses:    Nothing at all

Bottom Line:   
This is all the bike anyone could ever need its beautiful to ride. I've built mine up with the latest ultegra group set and wheels and it rides sublimely,i don't want to get off it! It handles superbly,corners and climbs like a mountain goat and it doesn't leave you beat up like a carbon bike does as it seems to glide over less than perfect road surfaces. All in all i love my Cooper.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2014

Strengths:    For the money, you cannot beat this frame. Perfect balance between stiffness, compliance in road handling and absorbing the bumps and vibrations during long Century rides.

Weaknesses:    Straight tubing, so it maybe a bit heavy when compared to other frames. Another way to look at it, your getting more Titanium for the money.

Bottom Line:   
I put just over 5000 miles on this frame in less than a year. The Cooper can do everything. Club Ride throw downs, chasing KOM's, long Century rides, gravel grinds, Rule #5 rides, the Ti can take all punishment. It's like having 3 or 4 different bikes in one frame. Built it up with ENVE components, Ultegra drivetrain and HED Belgium's. The most impressive characteristic was how nice the bike handles. It corners like an F1 car and rides like it's on rails thanks to Ti...the maneuverability is superb. The Ti vibration damping on long Century rides works...your less fatigued. If you can find one used...grab it. ENVE fork is a wobble at all at high speeds.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Andrew

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2013

Strengths:    The ability to 'soak up' vibrations caused by poor road conditions. The fact that this frame will last forever.!

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I have now owned a Lynskey Cooper frame for over 2 years, & am still totally delighted everytime I ride it. I built it up with a quality set of parts, a Sram Red groupset & Zipp 202 tubular wheelset, plus a full carbon fork, bars & seatpin. It climbs like a mountain goat, handles superbly, & due to the light weight accelerates like a Ferrari. Add to this that you don't see them every day, (unlike the Carbon fibre Giant it replaced) and you really do have a sense of well being riding something so special, or at least I do.!

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