2015 Backroad Traveler w/ S&S couplers

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The Backroad Traveler combines the innovative technology of the world’s best disc specific road touring bike with S&S couplers making it the perfect bike tour companion.
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The addition of S&S titanium couplers allows simple breakdown of bike for airline or other types of travel where normal bike carriers do not work. Long touring design offers comfort, excellent handling, and titanium durability ready for heavy, loaded touring. Be advised that we build the Traveler model with cable STOPS for brakes vs housing SADDLES on the standard Backroad. This is specifically designed to accommodate the cable splitters from S&S Machine works allowing you to break apart in all aspects your whole bike for packing purposes. If for some reason you prefer saddles and plan to use hydraulic brakes with your Backroad Traveler, please make us aware of that at the time you place your order and of course we will comply with your wishes.

The Lynskey Backroad Touring Frame is designed for fully loaded, self-supported, transcontinental touring and takes full advantage of current component innovation. There are several very important considerations in choosing your touring bike, and the backroad addresses these very well.


  • Utilizing a 3Al-2.5V titanium tubeset, the Backroad is the strongest touring frame available.
  • There is no weight limit on the frameset. It will handle as much weight as you care to put on it.
  • The Backroad is fully outfitted with rack and fender mounts and 3 water bottle mounts.
  • Recommended Fender: Planet Bike Cascadia Road Black Fenders (45mm wide)


  • The Backroad employs disc brakes, a feature not found on most touring frames.
  • Disc brakes provide the best stopping power of any brake system
  • Disc brakes are extremely low maintenance
  • They are not significantly affected by water or mud and grime
  • You do not have to be as concerned about overheating on long descents


  • The Backroad is one of the most stable touring frames available. You will not have any shimmy or high speed wobble due to frame flex.
  • The frame is built using 3Al-2.5V oversized titanium tubing
  • A massive 1.75 inch (44.5mm) downtube and 1.375 inch (35mm) toptube provide excellent torsional rigidity.


  • Steering is precise and unwavering
  • Front end stability is enhanced by an oversized headtube for the new 44mm headset bearing systems. This is also a feature you’ll not find on most other touring specific designs. This bearing system uses larger bearings which handle bigger loads and require less maintenance
  • The oversized headtube also allows the use of tapered steerer tubes.


  • NEW FOR 2015, The Backroad has been re-designed for greater tire clearance (up to 45c) AND now accept road or mtn double front chain ring gearing
  • 135mm rear spacing allows stronger wheel build


  • The Lynskey Backroad is the most durable and reliable touring frame you will find
  • Titanium provides the best combination of strength, durability, and weight as compared to steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber
  • Titanium will never rust or corrode and needs no paint for protection
  • Scratches and dings will not affect the safety and durability of the frame


  • S&S Couplers are extremely durable and rigid. No additional frame flex occurs due to poor coupler engagement
  • Coupler Spanner wrench included
  • Oversized Headtube, 1.75" Downtube, 1.375" Toptube, .875" Chainstays and .75" Seatstays substantially improve handling and increase stability under heavy load
  • 135mm Rear Spacing
  • Double/Triple butted tubeset
  • Rack and Fender Mounts
  • Clearance for up to 45C Tires
  • NEW for 2015 road and mtn double compatible


Recommended Height 5'1" - 5'4" 5'3" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'0" 5'11" - 6'3" 6'2" - 6'4"
Seat Tube Length (A) 44.1 49 51.8 54.61 56.68 59
Top Tube Length Effective (B) 52.5 52.5 54 56 57.5 59
Head Tube Angle (C) 72° 72° 72° 72° 72° 72°
Seat Tube Angle (D) 74° 74° 73.5° 73° 73° 72.5°
Bottom Bracket Drop (E) 8 8 8 8 8 8
Chain Stay Length (F) 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5
Head Tube Length (G) 15.08 15.08 17.25 18.9 20.9 23
Fork Rake (H) 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Stand Over Height (I) 28.5” 29.7” 30.8” 31.5” 32.4” 33”
Wheelbase (J) 101.01 101.01 102.09 103.56 105.12 106.02
Front Center (L) 57.79 57.79 58.86 60.31 61.86 62.75
Stack (M) 59.28 59.28 61.35 62.91 64.81 66.8
Reach (N) 35.31 35.31 35.73 36.69 37.63 37.87

* All dimensions in centimeters or degress unless otherwise noted.

Additional Information

Headtube Design 44mm Oversized allowing Tapered Steerer Fork
Bottom Bracket Type 68mm Standard English
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm (31.6mm Prior to 2012)
Seat Tube Diameter (Front Derailleur Clamp Size) 34.9mm
Wheel Size 700c
Max Tire Width 45c
Dropouts Interchangeable Hanger for QR or Thru
Rear Spacing 135mm
Brake Type Disc

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Regular Price: $5,792.75
Sale Price: $3,995.00
Savings: $1,797.75