Lynskey titanium singlespeed mountain bike with BELT DRIVE

17.5 lb titanium singlespeed mountain bike with belt drive from Lynskey Performance.

 

This bike will be introduced at the 2008 NAHBS in Portland this weekend.

  • Ranj Niere 7y

    man, that's sweet!
    Love to see that drive on an SWB bent.
    Ok, maybe with a Rohloff.
  • Kirt Hine 7y

    I agree, that's a very cool bike.
    I'd love to test it.
    You say it's made in TN? I was too! what a coicendence.

    P.S. I thought Lysnkey was Litespeed's CEO or something. That would make sense seeing as how Litespeeds are made in Chattanooga, TN...
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 7y

    David Lynskey started Litespeed but quit when he sold the company in 1999. He got back in the bike biz a couple of years ago when he started his new company. lynskeyperformance.com/ is the website.
  • mzobrest 7y

    Yea, but what happens when you ride in the mud with it?
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 7y

    It gets muddy?
  • mzobrest 7y

    Gets muddy is right, and gets packed into the teeth and starts stretching and skipping. I can't imagine how this is practical offroad, and even on road the belt is self-gathering of contaminant, unlike a chain which is funtionally self-cleaning.
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 7y

    I've never had these problems with our San Jose mud on my belt drive bike; has your experience been different?
  • Chris Mowforth 7y

    Beautiful. I'm torn between getting one of these or a cotic soda, but either way I'll be running it as a single speed!
  • Philscbx 6y

    Soon as a new design hits, many just can't figure out what to do if you barry it in mud. Mud doesn't work well for chain either. They quickly wear and stretch.
    As if they walk out the door bare foot into ankle deep mud and it never occurs to them to put boots on.

    Then there is the mfg that could easily streamline this belt to not extend vertically anymore than the rear sprockets diameter.

    It would take Batavus to make it enclosed for Holland.
    You have the same belt in your engine running the cams.
    There tough, silent, and rarely need adjustment.
  • Karl33to 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called Singlespeed MTB, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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