Classy, fast, comfortable and immediately likable to ride – The Lynskey Sportive is a great bicycle and our choice, after much consideration, for our fleet in Europe. Many companies go for cheaper replaceable fleet bikes, we chose the opposite. We wanted first and foremost a class machine which guests would dream about riding. We also pride ourselves on attention to detail so having a great bike was essential to building the complete tour package.
Bike Radar rated the Sportive at 5 out of 5 stars which puts it in excellent company – up there with the Pinarello Dogma, Cervelo R5 and other top of the line productions from the best of the bike industry. Bike Radar call the Sportive “The logical and ultimate evolution of the sportive bike”. Click here to read the review. Our guests tend to agree and each year we have to say they are not for sale as otherwise we would have none left!
All our Sportives have Ultegra 11 speed groupsets, quality DT Swiss wheelsets with new tires at the beginning of every epic and we carry a selection of saddles to ensure comfort. Every bike is serviced regularly by our mechanics and only go out to guests in the best condition possible. We run all our bikes with compact cranks and 11-32 cassettes to ensure that climbing hills is always possible! This combination gives as good gear range as a triple crankset. We recommend if you have your bike fit measurements that you send these to us before the tour. Then when you arrive your bike will be setup just as you like it, ready to go. If you want to know how to measure your bike so we can get the same fit on your Lynskey rental then please get in touch and we will tell you how to measure your bike.
Lynskey Performance are based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, founded and currently operated by the Lynskey family, who began building titanium bicycles in 1984. The family originally founded the company Litespeed. After selling Litespeed they founded Lynskey Performance Cycles in 2006. They are pioneers in titanium bicycles and the cycling industry, and have designed many unique features in bike building including Helix tubing technology. Bikes with this amazing design are used by some of our guides.
On all our Epic Adventures you have the option of renting a Lynskey Sportive. On our Local Adventures these bikes are included in the cost.