Lynskey Helix Ti Now Spinning Disc Brakes
What has two wheels, disc brakes, and a down tube and top tube twisted like a braided rope? That would be the new 2014 Lynskey Helix Disc. After toeing the waters of road disc with their Sportive Ti road bike, Lynskey has now added discs as an option for their flagship road bike. Dubbed the Helix for obvious reasons, Lynskey claims the twisted tubes resist vertical forces along with torsion and bendingand enhance the sprinting and climbing of the frame. That, and it looks cool. Now you can have that signature look and ride, but with the added stopping confidence provided by disc brakes.
Like the standard Helix, the Helix Disc uses a tapered/integrated headset, along with a PF30 bottom bracket and 135mm rear spacing. In order to take advantage of the disc brakes, the frame ships with the Lynskey Pro Carbon tapered disc fork though the bike can be upgraded to take advantage of the ENVE Carbon Disc fork. Stock the frame is set up for mechanical drivetrains only, but can be upgraded to Di2 compatible with holes to run the wires internally.
Tire clearance is shown with a Kenda Quick Roller Sport 700×28, which Lynskey says runs on the larger side for a 28 (more like 30). As such you should be ok with most 28s and all 25mm tires. Pricing is fully dependent on the number of upgrades and build, but expect somewhere around $6,500-7,000 for a SRAM Red 22 equipped bike with their current promotion.