Lynskey Performance Designs R420 Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $3295.00

Product Description

  • A balanced geometry that provides perfect acceleration, braking, climbing, incorporates 6Al-4V titanium in the tubeset
  • Semi-Compact design provides allows excellent fit and better standover height
  • Competition Tuned tubeset for maximum stiffness and power transfer
  • Asymmetric Chainstays and Diamond shaped seatstays enhance sprinting and climbing
  • Alpha Q GS-10 Grand Tour Series front fork
  • 31.6mm seatpost/34.9 clamp-on front derailleur

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adrian_coops a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2009

Strengths:    Ride quality, finish

Weaknesses:    slight toe overlap, somthing that the R430 would overcome at it is 1 cm longer front/centre

Bottom Line:   
This is the best bike that I have ridden. Had a Sintesi made from deddacci 16.5 steel which was a great frame. The lynskey accelerates and climbs like this quality steel frame, stiff but with just a hint of spring that makes it feel alive. The ride quality however is something else, just enough give to never feel harsh, rough finished roads and holes seem to be dampened beautifully. Even better it does all of this while still transmitting enough feel from the road so that you feel connected to it. The handling is sublime, if a little on the quicker side. The slightest pressure on the bars sees it rail through corners. Yet is stable to ride no-handed. On top of all this at 1200 g (ML) it is light without being stupid. The shapes of the tube, welding and paint is stunning. Couldn't be more pleased.

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Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR, Sintesi Pegaso, Guru Veloci'ti SL

Bike Setup:   Sram Red, Thomson post and stem, FSA RD200 bars, Fizik Arione CX saddle, DT RR1450 wheels, Conti GP4000S tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robertm a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2009

Strengths:    Climbing, Cornering, Acceleration, very nimble

Weaknesses:    The engine.

Bottom Line:   
I have a Litespeed Blade from the Lynskey family so when I set out to get a new road bike I went to them first. This bike corners like it is on rails and when I first started riding it seemed the bike was like a good horse who wanted to run and knew how to do so well. This is my favorite bike hands down.

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Favorite Ride:   Lynskey R420

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Village CycleSport,

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Blade

Bike Setup:   Bontrager race lite wheels, headset, bars, Thompson silver seatpost,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joey Price a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight, stiff, but still a good ride. Welds are as good as it gets. Not the assembly line quality you get from the "new" litespeed.

Weaknesses:    A little "pricey" but not too expensive. They currently offer 10% on new purchases.

Bottom Line:   
2007 Lynskey R420 Houseblend w/ Campy Record, FSA bars, stem, and seatpost. I've owned several L'speeds (both original Lynskey and ABG), carbon frames, custom aluminum and carbon. Anyone looking for a race level frame should start with Lynskey. The ride is exceptional. Not too stiff. I've raced this frame for one season and have been really pleased. Also, the Lynskey's are good to work with and stand behind their products much better than others I've dealt with in the past. After owning my Lynskey for about a year, I found a crack in the downtube. Contacted Lynskey about the problem and it was corrected quickly. No problems whatsoever. Exactly what you'd expect from someone willing to stand behind what they sell. First class!

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Favorite Ride:   Lynskey R420

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Bohemian Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Ultimate, Vortex, Kuota Khan, Trek OCLV, Cyfac Custom, Blackwell Research, Cannondale, and Felt.

Bike Setup:   Campy Recod 2008 10Sp, Mavic Ksyriums, FSA bars, s/post and stem, Selle Itallia SMP saddle, and Look Keo carbon pedals.

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Lynskey R420 Ti frames from ebay

Looks like WheelandSprocket (the folks who brought us the cheap AlphaQ forks) just reduced their buy-it-now prices on the Lynskey R420 frames on ebay to $1699, with BCB (8%) this drops the price down to about $1565. This seems like a great deal for a painted 6Al-4V Ti frame with an AlphaQ GS10 fork. ... Read More »

Lynskey R420 build

Hi guys, Just wanted to share with you my new machine. This is my first high end bike. It's a Lynskey R420 frame decked out with SRAM Red. Frame came with Alpha Q fork, upgraded to the Zero Gravity brakes, Lynskey seatpost, Easton 90SLX bars, Ritchey WCS stem, Chris King headset, Nokon cables, Ne ... Read More »

My New Lynskey R420

I have to say that I'm pretty excited about this frameset. I am going to build it up with a SRAM Red Compact Group, Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium Wheels with Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX Tires, Selle SMP Glider Saddle and Deda Bar and Stem. I am just waiting for my parts to come in. I will post a picture o ... Read More »

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