Lynskey Performance Designs Helix Road Bike

4.83/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $7328.00

Product Description

Optimum performance and advanced frame technology make the Helix rise above the rest. The Lynskey pioneered Helix tubing technology, with its unique spiral shape, creates a remarkably light, stiff and stable platform. Built around competition geometry for aggressive riding, the frame utilizes a Helix down tube, top tube and seatstays which resist torsional forces and impart excellent stability, precise handling and a power to the pedals that will no doubt remind you why you chose to start riding in the first place.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boerd

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2016

Strengths:    Comes with fantastic, I repeat fantastic customer care.
Timeless machine. Satin finish is an understated beauty. Great ride quality.

Weaknesses:    Not a Lynskey originated problem but - the chain is noisy if not properly oiled. Really noisy. I am using Sram Red 22.

Bottom Line:   
I bought my bike 10/2015 and rode it hard. 3-4 times a week up Mount Diablo (Northern California). I needed a road bike I can trust on Mount Diablo so I chose Lynskey Helix. The bike is super, the frame is a work of art. The pictures don't do justice - when you see a Lynskey up close is impressive.
Now - the back tire developed a split on the side and had to be replaced. I bought a Continental 4000 mk II and after 3 weeks or so I see that the same side of the back tire is wearing out and the writing (the Conti logo) is starting to disappear. Then I see the problem: while the right side of the back fork has 2 or 3 mm clearance the left side has under 1 mm. Any time the wheel moves 1 mm to the left (due to less than perfect roads here in CA) the rubber touches the frame. I had to call Lynskey - really not looking forward to the kind of discussion I had to have with them.
Now - to my surprise, they owned the problem from the beginning. No fuss, no ifs, nothing. I had to do is send them detailed photos with the back fork and the wheel. That's that. No games, no playing around.
The best part: They are building me a 2016 Lynskey identical with the one I have - BRAND NEW!
I think it is rare you get this kind of customer service. Yes, they are small and at times it takes a few tries to get to talk with them, but make no mistake: they will take care of you.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2015

Strengths:    Ride quality
Frame build quality

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
Bought the frame from the LBS and built up with parts (Ultegra running gear, Cube Syntace cockpit, seatpost, etc) from a bike that had been written off in a crash. Forked out for a Brooks saddle to finish it off.
The saddle is still bedding in but after years of riding carbon, the first thing I noticed was the smoothness of the ride. Bumps are still felt but the sharpness of them is smoothed out beautifully. And handling...this thing descends like a bomb and feels extremely stable. The extra weight over carbon is noticeable when climbing but on the flat it moves pretty well when at speed.
I purchased mainly to use as a commuter/training/all purpose bike and so far have not been disappointed.
The frame and welding quality is great and even though a little pricey, it's a frame that should last forever.

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Price Paid:    $3150.00

Purchased At:   Bikepro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 425bulldog a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2015

Strengths:    Awesome bike. Way more bike than I'll ever need.

I always get complements on it where ever I ride. Not a lot of them on the road so people always do a double take.

Weaknesses:    Bottom Bracket is noisy and total garbage.

Bottom Line:   
Love the bike but annoyed with customer service at Lynskey.

I purchased a complete assembled bike from the Lynskey website in April 2015. (2015 Helix with the Force 22 group). Day one mile one the bottom bracket had a creaking sound every time the crank goes around. Annoying for a $6k bike with zero miles on it.
I'd also likely have a local shop build the bike if I did it again. That way I'd have someone local to help trouble shoot it right out of the gate. Lynskey kind of threw the parts together and didn't do a great job of QC on the assembly. The bike, frame, were all perfect just things were not adjusted properly and the bottom bracket wasn't pressed in right.
I've been in and out of the local bike shop about 5 times now and each time they've taken apart the crank, added / removed spacers, grease, torqued bolts, trying to do the cheap fixes. Next will be to remove the bottom bracket and replace it was one that is a little higher end. Hopefully that will fix the problem and it's not an issue with the frame.
My simple warning is the bottom bracket supplied with this package is garbage. It's the cheapest of the cheap and has no business on a $6k bike. It's made noise from day one. Michael at Lynskey said to take it to a local shop and they would reimburse me for the shop time to get it fixed. Sent the receipt for $25 and never got the response back from Lynskey or check in the mail like Michael promised.

Regardless of the $25 bucks and $150-200 I need to spend to get a proper bottom bracket this bike is awesome.
Love the way it climbs, handles etc. Definitely a great bike for the money and once it's fully dialed in I'm looking forward to many years of riding on this frame.

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Purchased At:   Lynskey Direct

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2015

Strengths:    Only had the chance to do a short ride. The first thing I noticed is that it responds instantly to every pedal stroke.... will add to this review after a few longer rides.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
So far, so good.

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Similar Products Used:   2014 Masi Evoluzione MRI, 2008 Bianchi 928, 2012 Focus Izalco Team

Bike Setup:   force 22 gruppo, mavic ksyrium, fsa cockpit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete Sabin

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2015

Strengths:    Stiffness, smooth ride, SRAM Red 22, aesthetics, great sales/support process.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found so far.

Bottom Line:   
I received my 2015 Helix with SRAM Red 22 grupo last week and have had the opportunity to ride it a few times now. In short, it's fantastic! It's not quite as light as a similar carbon frame, but at 6'1" and 220 lbs I just don't like carbon bikes. I've destroyed one carbon frame already and the stiffness of them translates into a lot of vibration that I can feel robbing me of forward momentum. Not so with the Helix, the Ti frame absorbs rough Tucson roads with ease. I'll be pedaling without much effort and look down at my computer to find that I'm going 3 mph faster than I thought I was. I'm looking forward to many years of enjoying this bike!

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