Well-known US titanium frame builder Lynskey has just launched a new gravel machine they claim is their fastest ever. Called the GR Race, it's got aero tubing, clearance for up to 45mm tyres on 700c wheels and it'll be available in two complete builds as well as a frameset.
Using a combination of a diamond-shaped 6AL/4V titanium top tube and a 3AL/2.5V aero downtube Lynskey claims to have hit the sweet spot between comfort and stiffness. They've mated this front triangle to a shorter (420mm chainstay) rear triangle to achieve sharp handling when the trail gets a little rougher.
Inside the frame is the brand's signature tube within a tube cable routing which is said to silence any rattles and makes any maintenance that bit easier.
Up front, the 2020 GR Race has a tapered headtube for extra stiffness and precision handling. On both complete builds, Lynskey's own carbon fork comes as standard. Both shifting and braking are handled by SRAM in the form of either the Force set or AXS wireless shifting, depending on the build.
Thanks to the curved seat tube, the frame can fit up to a 700cx45mm tyre, giving the rider plenty of choice for any terrain.
As standard, the 2020 GR Race will come with a Vision Team 30 wheelset on Kenda Alluvium Pro 120tpi, 700x40c tyres. However, the Lynskey does offer multiple upgrade options, not only for the wheels but for the stem and seatpost.
The 2020 GR Race comes in six sizes, S up to XL with an ML option for a more refined fit.
It also comes in three finish options, Industrial Mill, Brushed and Polished Mirror, all boosting the cost with each one. Lynskey also offers colour choices for the frame graphics and different head badge options for a bit of extra cash, but why buy Ti if you're going to hide it?
The base build with SRAM Force starts at $4,590 (about £3,700) and the top of the range model with SRAM AXS starts at $6,140 (about £4,950).
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