Titanium stands for strength, it names come from the Greek’s god, Titans. For its strength Titanium is widely used in jet engine, rockets and heavy-duty tools. It’s also completely non rusting and non allergenic, so much so that’s its popular for use inside the body in the form of artificial hip joints and artificial bone, etc.
Picture above is my Titanium frame hard trail cross-country (XC) mountain bike. Hand made in Tennessee USA by Lynskey. The total bike weight less then 10 kg, though carbon frame can be lighter yet the feeling and sensation from riding a Titanium frame is bit different compare to that of carbon. More over, Titanium is build for longevity thus I can pretty much pass this bike to the next generation with out so much wear and tear to the frame :).
Do check more pictures after the jump..
Lynskey family is one of the well known name for bike building using titanium material. The family founded Litespeed, another well known brand for titanium frame and sold it in 1999. They started new brand Lynskey Performance Design after that. For more information do check their web site http://www.lynskeyperformance.com
Quoted from Lynskey’s web site “Each Lynskey frame goes through various stages of production, each done by hand, to become one of the finest bicycles you can own. We handcraft each frame using only the best materials available. We work with U.S. milled aerospace grade 6al-4v and 3al-2.5v titanium because it allows us to create the most durable, fine tunable and high-performance bicycle you can ride.”
For my M230 Lynskey frame, I use SRAM XX group set with RockShok SID World Cup 100mm shock. I also use XX on my other bike and very much satisfy and enjoy with how its perform. No complaint there.
Another shoot from the titanium frame and seat post. Hope you like the pictures.