8 August 2008 - 0:21Fixie Lynskey
Well, here it is. I guess that one close look at yesterday’s rear hub shot would have been the dead giveaway.
It is indeed a fixie. Not for the faint of heart.
The bike weighs in at 20lbs without pedals. This may seem a little heavy, but the hubs are not the lightest around. Durability is the key word here. Fixed bikes see more torque than a singlespeed, there is no coasting. You are always going. So we built this thing up bomber tough.
Medium Lynskey Pro 29er frame. Custom anodized red 32° Phil Wood Fixie/Free rear and KiSS Off Disc front hubs, laced to Stan’s ZTR Arch rims with DT Competition spokes and DT alloy nipples. Kenda Nevegal tires (also not very light), Stan’sed of course, White Industries ENO cranks, Ti Phil Wood BB, Bontrager carbon Switchblade fork, King headset, Easton EC90 seatpost and bars, EA 70 stem, a single front Avid Juicy Carbon brake with 185mm rotor, and Ergon grips. Gearing is 32-20.
I can’t wait for a first ride report.
Something else showed up today that was pretty cool, our new 1st edition “premium” bike 29 T-shirts. The logo is our new crest design and it’s screen printed on American Apparel t’s, the color is called “army”, and it looks wicked cool. They will cost $20, and will be on the website soon.