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Lynskey titanium GR300! w/pics

Old 08-27-20, 11:23 PM
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Lynskey titanium GR300! w/pics

The wait is finally over! Ordered June 24 from Lynskey. Promise date was July 21. Shimano groupset and custom wheels delayed delivery until August 26. But it’s finally here!

The build:
Lynskey titanium GR300, size Small
700C x 40 wheels

Upgrades:
Internal cable routing
Brushed finish
Purple anodized logos and headbadge
Shimano GRX 810 2x groupset (48/31,11/34)
Industry Nine level 3 customized wheelset. Hub is gold. Spokes are gold, purple, black and silver.

Ride’s fast and smooth! Only got in 40 miles so far on tarmac since the tires shipped with tubes. Don’t want to risk a flat on local gravel. Wanted to log some miles to get the beads properly seated before I convert to tubeless. Just waiting to use my JoeBlow Booster Pump and Stan’s sealant.










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Old 08-28-20, 05:33 AM
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Very nice, looks great
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Old 08-28-20, 05:45 AM
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Beautiful...Love the purple and gold accents! 10/10, would ride!
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Old 08-28-20, 06:50 AM
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Wow! Nice looking bike. I have a R300. I like your colors. Smooth looking downtube. I didn't get the internal cables but I would the next time.
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I like the purple anodizing on the frame.
Unless you are in some seriously jaggy gravel, tubes can perform just fine.
The Joe Blow Booster pump is great- its easy to use for tubeless and is a really nice everyday pump.
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Old 08-28-20, 07:52 AM
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What a gorgeous - and certainly capable - bike.

Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Unless you are in some seriously jaggy gravel, tubes can perform just fine..
Agree. ^^^

Looks like you've already got tubeless rims and tires so mostly a matter of dumping in some sealant. That said, tubes are not the devil's curse compared to tubeless. I ran my original Schwalbe G-One clinchers with tubes until the tread wore out and I replaced with tubeless tires (bike already came with Stan's rims). I did not have any flats running clinchers. I prefer the feel and ability to run lower pressure and peace of mind with the tubeless tires, but I wouldn't let a tube stop me from riding any of my favorite gravel roads.
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Old 08-28-20, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
What a gorgeous - and certainly capable - bike.



Agree. ^^^

Looks like you've already got tubeless rims and tires so mostly a matter of dumping in some sealant. That said, tubes are not the devil's curse compared to tubeless. I ran my original Schwalbe G-One clinchers with tubes until the tread wore out and I replaced with tubeless tires (bike already came with Stan's rims). I did not have any flats running clinchers. I prefer the feel and ability to run lower pressure and peace of mind with the tubeless tires, but I wouldn't let a tube stop me from riding any of my favorite gravel roads.
Gravel in my area has a lot of thorns from the local dry brush. Both of my 26 vintage mtbs got flats on them within only a few short minutes. Although Im really itching to hear the crunch of gravel, Im hoping to save the newish tubes as backups when I do convert to tubeless.
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Old 08-28-20, 10:44 AM
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That is fire. That anodizing looks so good.
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That’s a nice looking bike! Worth the wait if you ask me!
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Old 08-28-20, 09:32 PM
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I'm really digging those spokes! Friggin hot bike!
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Old 08-29-20, 01:09 PM
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Oh My!. A gravel bike with 2 plates in the front...... what is the world coming to?
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Beautiful looking bike, there.
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Old 08-29-20, 01:21 PM
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I remember when ano purple was a crime back in the 90's...that's why I had ano purple brake levers and cantis on the MTB Nice looking machine there wilbur76
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Old 08-29-20, 08:37 PM
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Great looking bike! Love the purple on the brushed finish. Enjoy!
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