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Thinking of getting a r260 rim brake or Helix Sport rim brake from the Lynskey sale. Pretty sure of sizing from their chart at 6'2" I would take a large, geometry is the same for both. I'm after opinions on either. I like the appearance of traditional tubes of the 260 but maybe thinking the helix sport would be better performance??? Or have i over though this, I'm no racer, just like to ride fast when possible and i just want a bike i'll love for years.
booge, I have never ridden a Helix but the odd tube shapes strikes me as gimmicky. I definitely would not pay more for it. I have an R240 which I believe is the predecessor model to the 260. I would not describe this as a racing bike, it has more relaxed geometry and a fairly compliant ride.
 

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Just got it a couple of weeks ago. Living it!

GR260
Ultegra Di2 Hydro
Praxis 650 wheels with 2.1" tires

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My Lynskey Sportive in final, form. Ultegra R8000 group with DuraAce bar end shifters and SRAM Carbon brake levers. View attachment 324323
 

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I've had my Lynskey Pro GR for about a month. Indiana winter limits time available to ride it. I've had a few legit gravel rides so far and its a great bike. I added DT Swiss carbon wheels. Replacing the handlebar with the Enve G series and moving to the handlebar end junction box to clean up the look a little.

Shown here, it has the Absolute Black oval 46/30 chainrings. Not completely sold on them so far. I'm wanting a subcompact option that will work with a Quarq power meter. I have the Quarq on my S-Works Diverge 1x and it's great.

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Just finished up my Pro GR build

Moved most of the parts off my Soma Wolverine.

Had to buy a new front derailleur as the tube sizes were different. Also had to get flat mount brakes as the brakes wouldn't fit on rear brake mount.

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It was 20lbs without pedals.
 

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I know these forums are dead but I was bored so....

I've been stuck indoors too long so I got all oilslick colored Ti bolts for the stem, cages, seatpost, and oilslick seatpost clamp, skewers, chain, purple taillight and cable ends, combined with btp rainbow reflective tape, and put it on the sport version of the (newer) Helix... The oilslick/rainbow/purple stuff all matches but the pic is taken with a flash to show off the crazy reflective tape:




I like the all Ti badge available, and the internally routed brake cable. The only thing I'm not sure about is the stem, it's very pretty but heavy at over 200 grams, probably to counter other Ti stems considered flimsy.
 

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My $499 Lynskey frame from eBay.. built up with cheap Chinese carbon disc wheels, mixed parts in my basement.. $1200 top..

 
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