If you've had your heart set on riding an American-built titanium masterpiece, the R140 Ultegra Road Bike proves that great value can be paired with great performance, and it doesn't have to come from Taiwan or China to be reasonably priced. The R140 features Lynskey's Sport Geometry that's responsive, quick, nimble, but buttery smooth for your epic solo adventures or spirited group rides out on the road. The frame is constructed of certified aerospace grade 3AL/2.5V straight-gauge titanium tubing for efficient power transfer and handling confidence. The R140's smaller diameter titanium tubeset provides a reduction in weight while still delivering incredible predictability in handling each and every ride. Additionally, the R140 is specifically designed to be more compliant in areas that maximize all day comfort in the saddle for the never ending ride. Included with the R140 frame is a fork worthy of the frame's pedigree and on-the-road performance - the Lynskey Sport Carbon. The fork blades are crafted from 12K carbon fiber to deliver stiffness and predictable handling while the alloy steerer maximizes durability.
Gram for gram, dollar for dollar, you'd be hard-pressed to find a finer choice than Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed groupset. You'll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brother Dura-Ace that Ultegra is a tour de force in its own right. The shifting is just perfect while the compact 50/34T crankset coupled with an 11-32T cassette provides a wide range of gears that can tackle long days in the mountains with aplomb. The Vision Team 25 wheels are stellar all-around performers that feature 25mm deep rims to strike a balance between aerodynamics and handling. The hubs utilize super-smooth cartridge bearings and radial spokes help you slice through the wind. An FSA Gossamer handlebar is paired with an FSA SL-K stem while the seatpost, too, is an FSA S-LK edition for lightweight, reliable performance over any terrain.
The Lynskey name has long been synonymous with meticulously crafted, world-renowned titanium frames and components. They flat out know titanium. They know how it bends and stretches. They know how it reacts and performs. When it comes to bicycle design, Lynskey knows how to influence titanium better than anyone else in the world. The art of machining, cutting, welding, and polishing titanium demands a meticulous focus. And in an age when nearly every bicycle on the market is made in Asia, Lynskey continues to build their titanium masterworks by hand in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Aerospace grade, straight gauge 3/2.5 titanium tubeset is responsive, nimble, and comfortable
- Lynskey Sport Carbon fork features 12K carbon fiber to deliver stiffness and predictable handling
- Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed components are superb performers
- Vision Team 25 aluminum wheelset is lightweight, smooth-rolling, and ideal for training or racing
- FSA Gossamer handlebar plus FSA SL-K stem and seatpost are lightweight and durable
- Kenda Kadence tires optimized for both straight-line speed and cornering grip
This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2019