The Lynskey Backroad touring frame is designed for fully loaded, self-supported, transcontinental touring and takes full advantage of current component innovation. There are several very important considerations in choosing your touring bike, and the Backroad addresses these very well:
Load Carrying Capacity:
Utilizing a 3Al-2.5V titanium tubeset, the Backroad is the strongest touring frame available.
There is no weight limit on the frameset. It will handle as much weight as you care to put on it.
The Backroad is fully outfitted with rack and fender mounts and 3 water bottle mounts.
The chrome-moly steel front fork has low-rider mounts, fender mounts, and has disc-specific brake mounting.
The Backroad employs disc brakes, a feature not found on most touring frames.
Disc brakes provide the best stopping power of any brake system
Disc brakes are extremely low maintenance
They are not significantly affected by water or mud and grime
You do not have to be as concerned about overheating on long descents
Should your wheel come out of true or you warp or bend a rim a disc brake system will remain fully functional
You will not have to be concerned about rim failure due to wear from rim brakes
The Backroad is one of the most stable touring frames available. You will not have any shimmy or high speed wobble due to frame flex.
The frame is built using 3Al-2.5V oversized titanium tubing
A massive 1.75 inch (44.5mm) downtube and 1.375 inch (35mm) toptube provide excellent torsional rigidity.
Handling and Steering:
Steering is precise and unwavering
Front end stability is enhanced by an oversized headtube for the new 44mm headset bearing systems. This is also a feature you’ll not find
most other touring specific designs. This bearing system uses larger bearings which handle bigger loads and require less maintenance
The oversized headtube also allows the use of tapered steerer tubes.
The Backroad accepts a wide range of gearing options allowing excellent climbing while loaded
The frame is designed to use a 10 speed mountain triple drivetrain
135mm rear spacing allows stronger wheel build
The Lynskey Backroad is the most durable and reliable touring frame you will find
Titanium provides the best combination of strength, durability, and weight as compared to steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber
Titanium will never rust or corrode and needs no paint for protection
Scratches and dings will not affect the safety and durability of the frame
Oversized Headtube, 1.75" Downtube, 1.375" Toptube, .875" Chainstays and .75" Seatstays substantially improve handling and increase stability under heavy load
135mm Rear Spacing
Double/Triple butted tubeset
Rack and Fender Mounts
Fits 37C Tires with Fenders and 42C Tires without Fenders
Headtube Headset Size: 44mm Oversized
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm Standard English
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm (31.6mm Prior to 2012)
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Width: 42c (37c with Fenders)
Rear Spacing: 135mm
Brake Type: Disc
Q Factor: No
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