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Old 05-25-13, 04:29 PM
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Lynskey Bikes

I need help and advice from those here on the forum. I have been saving for a few years and i am ready to buy a Lynskey bike that will last me the next 10 years (If not more). I am really torn on the different models, please help me choose what would be best for you. Also at 6' 1" 220lbs, would i get a Large or Medium large.

I love the looks of the Helix but don't know if that is really what a need, wondering maybe a R255, is there something i don't see. Here is the uses i will use it for

I am not a racer, I use it for fitness, daily rides between 15-60 miles. I do alot of flat riding and climbing. I have alot of hills here that i can climb on a daily basis. I will do some centuries etc on it also. What bike best fits those uses and is a good value for the money. Thanks for everyones advice, this is a big purchase and i really don't want to regret it and really cannot afford not to.
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R255 for you.
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Don't know the line up very well but I seen a guy on a helix the other day and it might be the most beautiful bike I have every seen.
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Old 05-25-13, 06:49 PM
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I have a Lynskey Helix OS and a Lynskey R330 and absolutely love them.

The Helix OS has bit more agressive geometry than the R330, but I have done centuries on both bikes.

My typical training/exercise rides are 50 to 70 mile rides, on Saturday and Sunday.

I think the R330 has the same geometry as the normal Helix and I think you will absolutely love the ride and road feel of the Helix.

I think the R255 has an even more relaxed, endurance bicycle geometry like the Bianchi Infinito (quoting Don Erwin, their sales manager).

With being said, you really need to give Lynskey a call. Or, you can also webchat through the link on their webpage.

Lynskey customer service is fantastic and they are nice people. They will patiently and happily go through all their models and discuss your needs and help you select your bike. And, they have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee so they will standby by their advice and bikes.

Good luck and have fun.

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I'm 6'1" and ride a large R230. Medium/large would have definitely been too small for me. I think there is a general fit guide on their website. Definitely give them a call to discuss your needs. Don is a great guy, and they are easy to deal with. I love my bike!
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. . . Lynskey customer service is fantastic and they are nice people. . .
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Old 05-26-13, 03:54 PM
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I'm on an R230, and I can't think of anything I would do to change the bike... Only thing that may not serve you well are the curved seatstays, may lead to a little more flex for someone your weight (I am ony 154 on a bad day). I WANT a Helix, because it is gorgeous, but for the price, the R230 is tough to beat.
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Originally Posted by snidely
I'm 6'1" and ride a large R230. Medium/large would have definitely been too small for me. I think there is a general fit guide on their website. Definitely give them a call to discuss your needs. Don is a great guy, and they are easy to deal with. I love my bike!
Conversely, I'm 6'1" and ride their ML Cooper CX with no complaints. The geometry is very similar to the 56cm Specialized Roubaix that I had already been riding. I have relatively short legs for my height, but I think I could be equally comfortable on the Large.
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5'10", on a Helix M, a tad small, I have to use 20mm setback post and 110 stem, no toe overlap.
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Im 5'7", and I ride a Medium Cooper. The bike is great and absorbs vibration better than my Specialized Roubaix SL2. I think its the least expensive of the stiffer frames. You can click on the link below to see photos of the Cooper!
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Old 05-27-13, 04:45 AM
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Similar ride style and terrain on my training loops, I had an r230 which was awesome and was planning on a new r255 when they came out after talking with Don, but got a deal on 2013 helix I couldn't pass and no regrets.
5'8, 32" inseem and ride there med.
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5'10" 31" inseam and have a M/L R2** frame (I can't remember what number it is I have had it for about 5 years now). The size is a tad large although not too bad. I had to shorten up to a 90 MM stem to get the reach right. All around a great bike and you won't regret the purchase. As to Customer service, I have to say that they are very responsive to my questions. The only complaint is that I wanted to change the "Lynskey" decals from black to white and they want $50 for the set including a new headtube badge. That seems a little ridiculous.
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Suppose I should have posted my size. 5'9", 32ish inseam, on a medium with a 100mm stem and no setback seatpost and the R230 fits like a glove.
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