Lynskey Performance Designs MT 650 27.5 Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the balanced bliss of 27.5-inch wheels aboard the MT 650. 650b wheels offer the quick acceleration found in a 26-inch platform along with the superior rolling, extra stability, and enhanced traction of a 29er. Shimano’s XT components, Mavic CrossOne wheels, Kenda Nevegal or WTB Wolverine 27.5" x 2.2" tires and FSA handlebar, stem and seatpost round out a package that’s race-ready.

  • Certified Aerospace Grade 3Al/2.5V straight gauge titanium tubing
  • Durable Industrial Mill finish
  • 2014 Shimano XT component group
  • Mavic CrossOne wheels
  • FSA seatpost, handlebar and stem
  • Under top tube cable routing
  • Disc brake specific design
  • Easily accommodates up to 2.3 inch tires
  • Wright-style dropouts for 9mm QR axles
  • Designed for 100-120mm travel suspension forks or rigid 465mm forks
  • Accepts 1.5 to 1-1/8" fork steerer tubes
  • 68mm bottom bracket, English threading
  • Large frame weighs approx 3.3 pounds
  • Small and XS frame only allows room for one Down Tube water bottle mount position

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 05, 2014]
tummanoon

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Build quality is very good

Weakness:

The Graphics have started to disintegrate after 4 weeks of riding

A beautiful bike

[Nov 04, 2014]

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Feels alive, a true XC bike with a commanding riding position. Climbs like a Klein with the Ti tube set taking the harshness out if the short rear end.

Weakness:

Logos, these started to fall off after 4 rides. This is really ticked me off as I want o show I've made a break and not buying off the peg.

Initially put off by some of the reviews. Seems the testers like nutral boring bikes. It's a very committed platform that takes a while to get used too. That said its a great reat mile munching bike, well built but let down by the logos. It's almost like Lynskey don't want to promote the brand, great shame as its worth shouting about.

[Aug 28, 2014]
Kevin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Acceleration-It feels like it just wants to leap out of your hands. Beautiful design-The welds are excellent. Components-Excellent component group. Customer service-Bought the bike direct from factory, arrived with a frozen link in the chain. They assisted me to resolve the issue very quickly.

Weakness:

Graphics-They rubbed off very easily when placed on the car bike rack. I removed them, it looks very nice without.

I've owned the bike for 4 months, and it has been spot on. I recently owned a 29er, the move to 27.5 has been an improvement. I corner better, and have shown advances in rocky, technical climbs. The only change I plan to make are the tires.

[Jul 15, 2014]
Carl

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Build quality is very good , handles very well

Weakness:

The Graphics have started to disintegrate after 2 weeks of riding , which is a shame . they should be laser etched or a good quality sticker

if your looking for a good titanium frame you need not go further than lynskey
very useful online help when building

[Apr 19, 2014]
Greg Wilson
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Construction material, component group (XT), geometry and price (for titanium.)

Weakness:

Saddle and grips

I'll be brief...this bike more than lives up to it's hype. It's fast, supple, light and strong. It corners like it's on rails and climbs like a scared cat. And I've never been better on downhills than with this bike.

The component group is very good, with the only downsides being the hard saddle and slick grips. I wonder why they weren't as good as the rest of the group.I replaced them with ergo grips and a WTB Pure V.

The feel and performance of titanium is tremendous. This bike absorbs the bumps nicely and it sticks to the trail while climbing and descending. Suffice it to say, this is an outstanding value and the ti frame...like I said earlier, it more than lives up to the hype.

If you ride 26" and are not sure about 29", this bike splits the difference well. It still corners and maneuvers in tight quarters, but it rolls over obstacles and accelerates significantly better than a 26".

[Apr 17, 2014]
Alex

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Beautiful design, good build quality, precise handling, smooth rolling, value for money.

Weakness:

The decals may be a bit too soft. Handle with care.

A beautiful bike with great design and good value for money.

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