2015 Sportive

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A new tapered head tube design increases stability and confidence.
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The Lynskey Sportive is designed specifically for medium to long endurance road riding like Sportives and Gran Fondos where both positive handling and comfort are desired. Curved seatstays for added comfort and a semi-relaxed geometry make the Sportive a well-balanced and reliable machine for long days, rough roads, commutes, touring and just about any road you decide to explore.

NEW for 2015 is the addition of our beautiful tapered/integrated head tube which adds significant stability for confident descents even under load for light touring.

Read a Review from BikeRadar.com...

Bottom Line:
I wanted a durable bike with a smooth ride because there are plenty of rough roads and even cattle guards near San Francisco, and Ti's high modulus of elasticity allows the frame to absorb some of the bumps before it gets to the seat. The curved seat stays on the Sportive seem to help out further. Unlike other bikes road bikes I've owned, the Sportive is a magic carpet.
A carbon frame wouldn't be as durable because carbon fiber is just fabric without the resin and the structural integrity can be damaged in a crash. I'm 33 and hope to be biking on my Sportive for as long as I can ride. It's unlikely a carbon or aluminum frame (because of fatigue limit) will last a lifetime of heavy use.
The welds look amazing, and I really like the unpainted natural titanium finish.
I wanted a bike with brazed-on rack and fender mounts because I tried to retrofit a rack and fenders on my dad's old road bike 10 years ago and ended up getting a flat tire because there wasn't enough clearance on the rear fender to avoid it from rubbing on the tire.
The Sportive's mounts are great, especially with the shamrocks in the dropouts. Furthermore, the front triangle geometry is compact making this a very quick and nimble rig.
Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the bike and look forward to decades of great rides on it.

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  • NEW for 2015 Tapered/Integrated head tube
  • Curved seatstays for added comfort
  • Endurance oriented geometry allows more comfortable riding position
  • Mudguard mounts keep you riding in all weather conditions
  • Rack mounts should you choose to carry extra gear
  • Short reach brake design allow a wide choice of braking systems
  • 700c wheels
  • 34.9 clamp-on front derailleur
  • 130mm rear spacing
  • 27.2mm seatpost for added comfort
  • 68mm English bottom bracket
  • Clearance for 28c tire
  • Shamrock Dropouts
  • Downtube Shifter Cable Routing with adjusters on downtube for easy access


Recommended Height 60-64 in. 63-66 in. 65-70 in. 69-72 in. 72-75 in. 74-77 in.
Seat Tube Length (A) 48 50 52 54 56 58
Top Tube Length Effective (B) 50 52 53 55.5 57 59
Head Tube Angle (C) 72° 72° 72° 72.5° 72.5° 73°
Seat Tube Angle (D) 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73° 72.5° 72°
Bottom Bracket Drop (E) 7.1 7.1 7 7 6.9 6.9
Chain Stay Length (F) 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.5 42.5
Head Tube Length (G) 12.6 14.1 15.6 17.1 18.6 20.1
Fork Rake (H) 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
Stand Over Height (I) 73.9 75 77 78.8 80.3 82.4
Wheelbase (J) 96.67 98.32 98.82 100.4 101.4 102.52
Front Center (L) 55.23 56.86 57.35 58.94 59.92 60.97
Stack (M) 52.1 53.51 54.86 56.45 57.75 59.36
Reach (N) 35.38 36.57 36.62 38.23 38.78 39.81

* All dimensions in centimeters or degress unless otherwise noted.

Additional Information

Headtube Design Tapered/Integrated
Bottom Bracket Type 68mm Standard English
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm
Seat Tube Diameter (Front Derailleur Clamp Size) 34.9mm
Wheel Size 700c
Max Tire Width 28c
Dropouts Ti Plate Style Non Replaceable Hanger
Rear Spacing 130mm
Brake Type Caliper

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