Lynskey built the PRO29 for those riders who wanted a race-oriented mountain hardtail with 29" wheels. They received countless requests for a true high-performance 29er that was not a do-all bike. Designed around the tight, twisty singletrack of the Southeast, this bike is at home on technical terrain and shines on fire roads and double track. Made from aerospace grade 3/2.5 titanium, this frame is built to go fast.
The PRO29 boasts a multi-shaped tubeset for stiffness, beautiful lines for pure aesthetics, race proven geometry, excellent responsiveness and confident handling. Introduced in 2011, an oversized 2 inch Helix downtube and oversized headtube creates our stiffest best handling 29er frame to date. In addition we added a plate style chainstay to provide significant tyre clearance.
The Ridgeline’s multi-shaped and cold-worked tubeset is designed to give a balance of stiffness and comfort. This is especially beneficial for endurance racing or long day rides.
This disc specific model comes equipped with single speed slider dropouts. If you wish to run a geared setup, you need to purchase the geared specific slider with the dropout. Not only do sliders provide adjustment for tyre clearance and chain tension, during the use of geared setups, they also play a pivotal role in the overall performance by allowing you to fine tune the wheelbase. Want it to climb better and handle faster? Pull the sliders forward to allow more weight transfer on the rear wheel. Want to a more comfortable ride? Relax the sliders by pulling them rearward to increase the wheelbase and to allow for more tyre clearance.
Oversized 2 inch HELIX shaped downtube provides a stiff bottom bracket for efficient energy transfer and stable front end handling
Oversized headtube for increased front end stiffness and accepts 44mm headsets for both straight and tapered steerer tube forks
Plate style chainstays for significant tyre and drivetrain clearance
Race-tuned tubeset provides precision handling and excellent stability without sacrificing rider comfort
HELIX toptube provides precise handling and control
Disc specific slider type dropouts for singlespeed setups (a slider with a dropout is available separately for geared setups)
Chainstay lengths that promote better traction when climbing
Headtube angles that are quick but not twitchy
Enhanced bottom bracket height for additional clearance