-- More about Lynskey Performance - cool American company located in Chattanooga, TN.
I’m still on my Madone and have owned a steel road bike (still regret selling it), and currently romp around on a steel Salsa La Cruz, which I’ve converted into my dirt path / gravel / whatever bike - so I know what both carbon and steel bikes ride like. The one frame material I had not yet experienced however, was titanium.
Picking up the Bike
Walking into the Benson, NE shop one evening, to say I was stoked would be an understatement. I didn't even let the smell of fresh espresso or the shine of some hammered aluminum Velo Orange fenders distract my focus (well, maybe a little).
There, leaning against the service counter was the Sportive - built up even better than I pictured. Sarah and Jim had grins on their faces - probably because my own was pretty obvious.
Kelly and the boys were in the car waiting for me and of course I took too long - so the first ride was put on hold in favor of vanilla ice cream cones. Yes, of course I spun around the neighborhood on those flat pedals, but that's not the same...