Lynskey Performance Designs R230 Road Bike

4.93/5 (85 Reviews)
MSRP : $5125.00

Product Description

The Lynskey R230’s competition-tuned tubeset delivers smooth power transfer and confidence-inspiring steering. Its semi-compact geometry offers lots of stand over and the bi-axially ovalized down tube boosts bottom bracket stiffness for enhanced power transfer. By curving and ovalizing the seat stays the R230 is fantastic balance of comfort and performance that will go long and fast with ease.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig Govig

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2014

Strengths:    Superb craftsmanship
Excellent customer service
Simply beautiful to look at and a great ride

Weaknesses:    Pricey but you do get what you pay for

Bottom Line:   
Dealing with the Lynskey team was a pleasure for sure and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to get into a high end Ti frame bike. They patiently answered all my questions and helped me with the final decision on model. The bike arrived in flawless condition and took only about an hour to assemble for the first ride. The quality of the welds is truly considered an art form. The frame has just the right amount of response that you would only get with Ti. The SRAM Red 22 group set just really completed the whole setup. I could not be happier.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R Angelo Ochoa a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2014

Strengths:    The R230 is a comfortable bike for century rides, yet very fast and responsive during accelerations on the flats and on the climbs. It is a bike that will truly last a lifetime. Unlike aluminums which corrodes and carbons which has a shelf life. It is an investment in itself.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
To give you a background about myself, I am 45 yo and an avid biker. I log in more than 6,000km in 6 mos. I enjoy going up hills as well as doing some flats. Like most of you, I always look forward to the next ride. When I go on vacations, I bring my R230. This way I am able to see the sights while the family is still asleep. When you buy an R230, you will never be disappointed.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Shelton

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2014

Strengths:    Comfortable, responsive, comfortable, fast, well-mannered, and comfortable. This bike came to me second-hand, and was built in 2007, but is almost pristine. Very easy to handle, plenty of feedback but no buzz, and when I do my part it lives up to its badge: Built to

Weaknesses:    Components showing some wear (but that means I get to choose my own soon).

Bottom Line:   
Lots of fun, great ride faster for me than was my previous bike, a Cannondale CAAD 7. Not only is the bike terrific, but the folks at Lynskey have been very helpful, informative and pleasant, even though I didn't buy the bike from them

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Hall

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2014

Strengths:    USA Made. Superb craftsmanship. Perfectly packed with no problems whatsoever.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Purchased a 2014 R230 from the Lynskey Loft online. The customer service from Pat Wincoff was outstanding. He worked with me several days through many, many emails to get the job done.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Lluhi

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2014

Strengths:    This frame is the most comfortable frame I have ridden for long rides over 75 miles...The workmanship is like no other frame I have seen, especially the welds, and it is truly a work of art. If you are looking for a bike that has a very long shelf life without compromising performance at all, the Lynsky R230 is the way to go. It's fast, responsive, especially at high speeds and going down hill.
True to it's reputation. I read many a review and none were negative. Now I know why. I am happier than a pig in doodoo with my new Lynsky, and everyone that knows the Lynsky name can definitely relate to that...
I will visit you when in TN next time... Thank you!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Pricey but worth every penny in the long run. You can buy a carbon frame for a much less, but shelf like is very short.
Lynsky will last a life time, and they will stand by their product, and you will buy a better performing bike in the long run.......That's the truth...

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I have ever owned without a doubt.
This is a bike for the discriminating bike enthusiast.
It's like knowing the difference between an average bottle of wine and a fine french cabernet.
Great analogy!!!

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Lynskey R230 review

This review is for the Lynskey R230 titanium road bike. I probably should start with a little about me. I’m 54, 5’9” and 155 pounds. I was 212 on the 50th birthday. I’ve been riding for just under three years. I’m doing between 4-5k miles per year. My first bike was a Giant Defy Advanced 1 and it wa ... Read More »

Carbon or titanium seatpost on Lynskey R230

Greetings to you all, I am in the market to upgrade my seatpost on my R230. I am currently using a Thomson Elite in black but am looking at either an ENVE seatpost or the new Lynskey Ti post with the ENVE head on it. The cost is about the same for both items but I'd like people's opinions on ... Read More »

Thoughts on torelli vs control tech fork combo on lynskey r230

Hello all, Long time lurker first time poster. I am purchasing a r230 lynskey ti road bike. It will have the torelli handlebar with a choice of either control tech or torelli full carbon forks. Do you guys have any opinions on what I should place on the bike? The other components on the bike ... Read More »

Painted Lynskey R230

My Cervelo has been sold via Craigslist, so now its time to begin my next dream build. What do you Ti lovers think of the beauty?Read More »

Lynskey R230 Sizing?

I have been riding a new Lynskey R230 since about Feb. I love the bike, but just recently dicsovered a crack in the chainstay tube. I dropped the bike off at the shop yesterday to return to Lynskey (hopefully that all goes smoothly). I have no idea if they will replace the tube or give me a new f ... Read More »

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