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Lynskey All-Road Pro-Cross

This was one of those dream bikes that I missed out on when Lynskey released it a few years ago. They replaced it with a model that has a squared downtub, triangular top tube, and tapered head tube, all of which I'm not a fan of. I loved the flat top tube, 44mm straight head tube, and helix tube of the older model. I don't believe the Helix tube actually does much, but I find it visually striking (and just weird). It's a pretty phenomenal blend of speed and comfort ready for pavement (with 650x48b slicks), dirt, and gravel (with 650x50b knobbies).

Lynskey Pro-Cross Titanium

Lauf Grit // Cane Creek 110

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Red, VCRC Ceramic GXP

Shimano XTR PD-M9000

SRAM Red 50/34, SRAM 1170 (12-36t), SRAM Red chain

SRAM Red 22 WiFli + Hydro

Ritchey Venturemax / Thomson

B17 Imperial / Thudbuster ST

SRAM Red Disc Hydro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mercury 15mm TA // Compass Switchback Hill 650 x 48b OR Schwalbe Thunder Burt 2.1

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mercury 142x12 TA // Compass Switchback Hill 650 x 48b OR Hutchinson Black Mamba 2.0"

King Cage Ti bottle cages, Inside Line Saddle Pouch, Oveja Negra bags (Seat, Top Tube, Dry Bag Roll, Handlebar), The Spindle ATL "Crusher" 40oz handlebar bag, Rockgeist half bolt-on frame pack

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by skygao. Last updated almost 5 years ago.



Blokk says:

one of the weirdest looking bikes on this page, but also one of the few i would like to do a test ride with someday.

Posted almost 5 years ago


arekey says:

Dat fork. Fugly, but incredible cool!

Posted over 6 years ago


skygao says:

Whole bike is weirdest bike I've ever built up, but also the most fun :)

Posted over 6 years ago


FABEL says:

incredible build. the smooth speed & reliability of your groupset, comfy classy tires, precise/ compliant fork, great bag choices & best of all . . . combining a B17 w/ CG-R. huge smiles for that; do you feel the CG-R can still help comfort the ride further given your overall setup already w/ tires & saddle?

Posted over 6 years ago


skygao says:

Thanks! CG-R definitely cuts a little edge off even with the B-17 and high volume tires. All the little things really add up.

I'd probably go with the Ergon split post if my saddle was high enough. Tests showed that the Ergon actually moves nearly twice as much with even less impact than the CG-R, resulting in 2-3mm more give and compliance on each bump.

A Lauf Grit is on the way though, and that will be the final piece to lock in comfort within a reasonable stiff ride ready for pavement and light single track.

Posted over 6 years ago


FABEL says:

just as awesome a reply as your build is.

glad you referenced the Canyon/Ergon split post as well & got excited to see you'll be adding a Lauf Grit @ some point. hope it's the right balance of deflection & stiffness . . . but for all that I will certainly stay tuned

Posted over 6 years ago


skygao says:

Lauf up. Added a Thud. About as MTB as a CX bike can get at this point.

Posted over 6 years ago


jbaillie says:

Cambium C13 FTW!

Posted over 6 years ago


tracksloth says:

Gawd i liove it!!

Posted almost 7 years ago