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    Lynskey R230 review

    This review is for the Lynskey R230 titanium road bike. I probably should start with a little about me. Iím 54, 5í9Ē and 155 pounds. I was 212 on the 50th birthday. Iíve been riding for just under three years. Iím doing between 4-5k miles per year. My first bike was a Giant Defy Advanced 1 and it was a really good bike. Great geometry for this beginner and comfortable for sure. I enjoyed the bike and didnít need a new one. For some reason I decided I wanted to try titanium. I chose to order the frameset from Lynskey directly and dealt with Mr. Don Erwin. He was super knowledgeable and patient with me through the ordering process. You can ask him anything. He always makes time for you. Once I received the frame I built it up with Campagnolo Chorus 11, Campagnolo Neutron Ultra-wheels, Continental GP 4000s 25mm tires, Specialized Romin expert saddle, 3T stem and Easton EC90 aero handlebars. She came in at just about 17 pounds. This bike is not only more comfortable but also more efficient. Power transfer is exceptional and I feel like I can ride it all day. It climbs well and descends like A BMW. I will say that titanium IS all they say it is. Faster, more comfortable than my comfort carbon bike and just a joy to ride. I strongly recommend the Lynskey R230.
    2013 Lynskey R230. Campagnolo Chorus 11 group-set. Campagnolo Neutron Ultra wheel-set. Easton EC90 aero handlebars on 3T team stem. Specialized Romin Expert 155mm saddle. Look Keo Carbon Blade pedals. Garmin Edge 800. Lizard skin tape.

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    Nice review, thanks for posting it. I was curious how you would like the Lynskey vs the Defy. Both really nice bikes for sure. I was checking out the pictures of your new R230 on the other thread and it looks great...Enjoy it! Btw...what is your impression of the Campy drive train? worth it?

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    Lynskey R230 review

    I switched from Ultegra to Campy SR11 on the Giant and will never go back. Built the Lynskey up with Chorus as I soon realized I over did it with the super record the first time. Next bike will have EPS for sure. I'm not anti Shimano, just pro Campy The Lynskey just keeps getting better all the time.
    2013 Lynskey R230. Campagnolo Chorus 11 group-set. Campagnolo Neutron Ultra wheel-set. Easton EC90 aero handlebars on 3T team stem. Specialized Romin Expert 155mm saddle. Look Keo Carbon Blade pedals. Garmin Edge 800. Lizard skin tape.

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