Lynskey Performance Designs R230 Road Bike

4.93/5 (88 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 Karen Cassells

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2014

Strengths:    I rode a high end carbon fiber cycle prior to the purchase of the R230. I thought I was in heaven until I purchased my R230. This is the smoothest, most wonderful riding machine I have ever owned. I have increased both my speed and my miles since the purchase.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a recreational rider but I pack on the miles. Don Erwin from the Home Office, where I made my purchase, guided me through the process. I needed to transfer components to the new R230 frame and he made the experience painless. He spoke with my bike shop to keep all the details straight. I would suggest any female rider, to call and you'll feel comfortable and confident with your purchase.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Scholz

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2014

Strengths:    Remarkable value, handmade in USA, a ton of reference material, great customer support...I could go on.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found one yet. To get this level of performance you have to spend $$, and this bike outperformed others I tested that were more expensive.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a 46 year old endurance and pleasure cyclist. After riding aluminum frames for most of my life, I wanted to build my dream bike. I tried a lot of carbon frames and while they were nice, they felt sterile to me. I decided that a titanium frame would suit my needs, and after two months of research I chose the R230. Absolutely the best investment I have ever made. I beat three personal bests the first week I had it. If you're in the market for a high end frame, do yourself a favor and check out Lynskey, you will not be disappointed.

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Price Paid:    $4100.00

Purchased At:   Adrenaline Bikes

Bike Setup:   R230 ML frame, Lynskey pro carbon fork, full Ultegra 6800 group.

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

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2014

Strengths:    Smooth ride. The R230 absorbs the energy from lots of bumps in the road where we ride. The R230 frame is well suited to my body frame and height. Cool factor... none of the people I ride with own a Lynskey. They were impressed. Lifetime warranty. Help I received when purchasing the bicycle from Jim's Bicycle Shop in Cincinnati. Jim's introduced me to Lynskey. Glad they did!

Weaknesses:    Price…but since I could transfer my components (Shimano Ultegra) from my cracked carbon bike frame to the Lynskey R230, it didn't hurt quite so bad! That said, my investment in the Lynskey is well worth it.

Bottom Line:   
I love my Lynskey R230. The first time I took her out for a shakedown cruise, 15 minutes into the ride I was literally smiling at the comfort of the ride. The R230 is designed really well for me. I am tall, 6' 2" and have a lower back injury that I deal with. It handles well on the downhills and is good on climbs. I felt great after each subsequent ride. Looking forward to the first long excursion.

I did not anticipate purchasing a new bicycle. I thought I had bought a bike nine years ago that I would have until I leave the planet. But my carbon frame cracked and I mourned. But I'm smiling again. My Lynskey R230 is a dream bike.

I did a lot of research. My wife said I spent more time on buying this bike than I did buying a car. I like the fact that it's American made in Tennessee. I live in Kentucky so we're neighbors. (have to admit I am a UK fan) I liked the Irish/English heritage of the Lynskey Family (planning a trip to Ireland for 2015) and I like supporting a family owned business.

The Lynskey video's are great too!

Glad to be part of the Lynskey family of riders.

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.

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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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