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…!


2 Responses to “First Ride: 2015 Lynskey Cooper CX Disc”

  1. Tammy Hassenpflug September 2, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    I just bought the 2015 Cooper CX frame and about to start researching for my build. Was wondering if you had any tips or advice on anything and everything. Thanks for sharing

    • Eric September 7, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

      Hey! What kind of build are you going with? The only things that took some extra time were trying to figure out the correct headset and figuring the brake setup out.

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