I'm 6'3" / 200 lb (and losing) and am considering a Lynskey R230 or R340. Unfortunately I probably won't be able to find one in my area for a test ride, so am looking for input / advice from other owners.
I have heard that the R230 is fairly stiff for medium sized frames / riders, but is it plenty stiff enough for a clyde on an XL size frame (particularly when climbing out of the saddle and when descending fast)?
I've heard the R340 frame is very stiff, but I'm wondering if you would consider it too harsh (even for larger size frames / riders). I've only had experience on an AL frame so far, so I'm used to vibration, but was hoping to get a little smoother ride with a Ti frame.
Above all I want an efficient frame, and secondly comfortable. I ride hard, but am not that fast yet... I fall into the "class B" category in group rides. So I'm also wondering if an R340 frame would be overkill (too much a racing geometry) for me.
Does anyone have experience with these models? Thanks.