Lynksey Introduces Titanium Fatbike, Needs Help Renaming It

Lynskey Drifter

Viewed as the end times by some, and the coming of age of a genre by others, it seems everyone is introducing a fatbike these days. Not wanting to be left out, Lynskey is getting in on the action with a titanium fatbike of their own, originally called the Drifter.  Unfortunately, the name Drifter is already taken which means Lynskey is open to suggestions. There have already been a number of great ideas posted on their Facebook wall, but they’ll have to act quick since the new bike will be ready to ship this week.

Check out the little details of the big bike, next.

Lynskey Drifter Frame

Offered as a complete or frameset, Lynksey’s fatbike is made from 3Al-2.5V Oversize titanium with a 170mm symmetric rear end, and 100mm bottom threaded bracket. Framesets will run $2,195 while the Shimano XT/Raceface build shown above will retail for $4,342 for a limited time, then bump up to $5,099.

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The bike formerly known as the Drifter will be equipped with slider dropouts for geared or singlespeed use, and a 44mm headtube for straight or tapered forks. The frame is built with full rack eyelets to carry any load, and has cable guides for full housing. Tire clearance is a claimed 4″ in the rear, and 4.7″ for the included Surly Moonlander fork.

Lynskey Drifter Frame geo

The fatbike will be offered in 5 sizes from 15 to 21″ frames. The small and extra small appear to have the same seat tube length, but offer differences in wheelbase, standover, top tube and head tube length to make the difference.

Lynskey Drifter Spec

Spec for the complete build shown above.


ObligatedToSay - 08/12/13 - 3:49pm

Mr. Plow

Barney - 08/12/13 - 3:56pm

Plow King

BT - 08/12/13 - 3:58pm


velorider - 08/12/13 - 4:00pm

BIG BOY. which is also my password

WannaBeSTi - 08/12/13 - 4:07pm


GB - 08/12/13 - 4:08pm


Burnt-Orange - 08/12/13 - 4:17pm

Moose Tracks

NotAMachinist - 08/12/13 - 4:24pm

The Jumping Shark

ShartOutLoud - 08/12/13 - 4:33pm

Turd Stomper

MGK - 08/12/13 - 4:34pm


MGK - 08/12/13 - 4:35pm

B.O.B. (Big Ol’ Bike)

Aaron - 08/12/13 - 4:37pm


cracked-frame - 08/12/13 - 4:39pm

Ol’ Cracky. Every Lynskey cracks/breaks. I’ve gone through 2. “Lifetime” is a relative term.

Hoffa - 08/12/13 - 4:40pm

Ti Fighter

yojo - 08/12/13 - 4:45pm

Still have not signed up for Facebook, but…
the ‘brigand’
the ‘bearpaw’
the ‘hoodlum’
just a few thoughts~

Tom Servo - 08/12/13 - 4:58pm

Gristle McThornbody
Punch Sideiron
Rip Steakface
Trunk Slamchest

Psi Squared - 08/12/13 - 5:09pm

Hate Bladder.

Gregor - 08/12/13 - 5:10pm

How about:

The Shining, Fat Kitty, Muck Raker, Toadface, The All-Nighter,

Volsung - 08/12/13 - 5:20pm


Eric Kemp - 08/12/13 - 5:36pm


alan - 08/12/13 - 5:37pm

St. Bernard

pants and jacket - 08/12/13 - 5:42pm


American idiot

Namer - 08/12/13 - 6:00pm

The Whitest Bike You Snow

The Snow Pants Party

Or The Ti-ties

Lance - 08/12/13 - 6:14pm


Since they are using a soon to be dead rear hub standard

professor - 08/12/13 - 6:49pm

“Bandwagon” – perfect

Loyd Flanders - 08/12/13 - 7:21pm


JT - 08/12/13 - 7:32pm

Lynskey Ti-Minator

“I won’t be back!” …Because I will be riding all d*mn day!

Arnold probably won’t like that name, so how about:

Lynskey Ti-Noceros
Lynskey Wampus or Wampus Cat

David - 08/12/13 - 7:43pm

Fat Wallet.

Audred - 08/12/13 - 7:53pm



keys - 08/12/13 - 8:45pm

how about name it the in For The Rich

Topmounter - 08/12/13 - 8:50pm


stratosrally - 08/12/13 - 8:51pm


Diego Egana - 08/12/13 - 9:03pm


Mike - 08/12/13 - 9:11pm

Ti Fatter

Jack - 08/12/13 - 9:18pm

Clothing Rack In The Shed
Fashion Victim
Money Pitt

Hpirx - 08/12/13 - 9:32pm

3330 (A.D.A. code for a molar root canal)

Ray - 08/12/13 - 9:36pm

How about “same”. The same as everyone else’s Ti fat bike. It needs more… Uniqueness!

Dale - 08/12/13 - 10:22pm


Or… Epic Beard.

greg - 08/12/13 - 10:22pm

Fat Ti Garbage
seriously, though. Lynskey should just go away.

Dave - 08/12/13 - 10:23pm

El Guapo

Ken - 08/12/13 - 10:54pm


Ben - 08/12/13 - 10:59pm


JT - 08/12/13 - 11:03pm

Lynskey Ti-Minator

“I’ll not be back!”….Because I will be riding my d*mn bike all day!

Arnold may not like that name, so how about:

Lynskey Ti-Noceros
Lynskey Wampus or Lynskey Wampus Cat

Mindless - 08/12/13 - 11:35pm

170mm rear end? Instead of 190?

Call it “too late to the party”.

Eric.NM - 08/13/13 - 12:48am

Or maybe:


David - 08/13/13 - 12:51am

Chubby Chaser

wunnspeed - 08/13/13 - 1:58am

Pretty bike, too bad they used those horrible sliders that they always use instead of swingers or some other method for us singlespeeders.

My name choice… “Same, same but different”.

Stoner - 08/13/13 - 2:19am

GORDO – means “fat guy” in spanish

Paul Payne - 08/13/13 - 4:58am

Fat boy slim

Ryan - 08/13/13 - 9:27am


Jason - 08/13/13 - 10:08am


Ajax - 08/13/13 - 2:17pm

I would like this more if it had front and rear thru axles.

Tom - 08/13/13 - 5:32pm

The FatTi. Pronounced fatty. Seems to name itself.

Matthew melody - 08/14/13 - 8:52am

Chug Trail

David - 08/14/13 - 3:22pm

Gotta be: “The Arbuckle”

dave - 08/14/13 - 6:08pm

Tubbs or Tubby or Tubby 1

Jason Newman - 08/18/13 - 10:07pm


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