Archive | February, 2016

First Ride: 2015 Lynskey Cooper CX Disc

25 Feb

Today was the 1st commute on the new do-everything-bike. It was only fitting that it was 45F, windy, and raining on the tail end of the wild weather system/hurricane watch around Philly. As usual this build took me a while as I tried to figure out what I wanted…

I was looking for a steel or titanium frame, hydro disc, rack & fender mounts, clearance for at least 35c tires + fenders, and wouldnt kill the bank account. The Lynskey Cooper Cx Disc fit the bill.

The entire build ended up being right under $3k and the bike weights in at 20.0lbs w cages/bell/heeeavy tires 640g/ea 🙂

Build in progress:

version 1 build:

Frame – 2015 Lynskey Cooper CX (disc)
Fork – 2015 Lynskey Endurance Disc Fork (straight 1 1/8 non-tapered)
Shifters – ST-R685 STI, BR-RS785 brake calipers with pads, hoses, and mineral oil (without rotors or adapters)
Crankset – Shimano Dura Ace 9000 – 11 Speed / 172.5mm / 34/50
Bottom Bracket – Shimano Dura Ace 9000 – Black / English (BSA)
Rear Mech – Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed – Grey, Medium Cage
Front Mech- Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Double – 34.9mm, Band On
Chain – SRAM X1 11 Speed Chain
Cassette – Shimano Ultegra 6800 – 11-32 / 11 Speed
Rotors (2x) – Shimano XT-Saint RT81 Ice-Tech CL Disc Rotor – 160mm
Brake adapter (F) – Shimano Disc Brake Adapters SM-MA-F160, P/S Front
Brake adapter (R) – Shimano Disc Brake Adapters SM-MA-R160, P/S Rear
Headset – Cane Creek 110 IS42/28.6 Short Cover Top Headset, Black & Integrated Bottom 1.5″ 52mm Black IS52/30�
Wheels – Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc Wheelset V4 – 700c – 11Speed / Clincher (135mm rear spacing)
Bar Tape – Zipp Service Course CX Bar Tape – Black
Pedals – Shimano XT M780 XC Race SPD Pedals
Cages – Arundel Stainless
Tires – Continental Travel Contact – 37c Folding Bead (640g per tire)
Stem – Ritchey WCS – wet black)
Bars – Salsa cowbell 3
Seatpost – Thomson Masterpiece – straight 27.2 – black
Saddle – Fizik Arione – black
Bell – Spurcycles

The next version will have:
industry nine wheels to
and some bikepacking bags once I figure out whos i want to go with…!