Lynskey Performance Designs 2011: M240 Titanium 26″ Hardtail

The M240 is Lynskey’s answer to the question: “Hey, can I get a well-balanced, 26″, lightweight, low-maintenance titanium hardtail frame with an oversized headtube?” New features on the 2011 M240 include a 73mm bottom bracket and a 27.2mm seatpost.

Full features and more photos after the break.

M240 Features

* NEW for 2011! Oversized Headtube

* NEW for 2011! 27.2mm seatpost diameter

* NEW for 2011! 73mm bottom bracket (English)

* Competition-tuned tubeset provides precision handling and excellent stability without sacrificing rider comfort

* Over-sized curved downtube allows for fork crown clearance and provides stiff bottom bracket for efficient energy transfer

* S-bend chainstays and seatstays allow ample tire, chainring, crankarm and heel clearance

* Chainstay lengths that promote better traction when climbing

* Disc specific Wright Style rear dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger

* Headtube angles that are quick but not twitchy

* Enhanced bottom bracket height for additional clearance

* Uses a 34.9mm clamp-on type front derailleur

* Downtube shifter cable routing

Standard Finish is Natural Matte Satin with choice of Lynskey decals.

M240 MSRP:

Matte Satin Finish Titanium Frame $1,695 N/A

Industrial Mill Finish Titanium Frame $1,845 N/A

Hand Brushed Finish Titanium Frame $1,995 N/A

Houseblend Paint Scheme on Frame $2,490 N/A


Your geometry on Houseblend Design

For more information visit Lynskey’s website.


Steve - 03/07/11 - 1:26pm

Dead tech ass hammer.

steve m - 03/07/11 - 2:30pm

Strong, light, reliable. Just like they were back in the mid 90’s.

greg - 03/07/11 - 9:08pm

“Steve – 03/07/11 – 1:26pm
Dead tech ass hammer.”

This bike is completely irrelevant. “new for 2011 73mm bb shell”? really? “new for 2011 27.2mm seatpost”? really? really?

Matthew - 03/08/11 - 2:20am

@greg: When they say “new”, they don’t mean they’ve invented a new, proprietary standard, they mean that they’ve changed the specs to better suit current components available.

The M230 (’10 model) had a 68mm English threaded BB shell
The M240 (’11 model) has a 73mm English threaded BB shell, so that you can use typical mountain bike BBs instead of road BBs.

The M230 had a 31.6 mm seatpost
The M240 has a 27.2 mm seatpost so that you get a little more flex from the seatpost and a smoother ride since the bike doesn’t have rear suspension for efficiency and simplicity of design.

The M230 had a 1 1/8 in headtube
The M240 has a 44 mm headtube so that you can more stiffness in the front end and use tapered forks if that’s what you want.

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