The new Lynskey titanium seatpost is the picture of simplicity – both in form and function.
Beautifully crafted from aerospace grade 3Al/2.5V titanium to exacting tolerances and anchored by Enve’s slim single bolt clamp that not only provides nearly infinite angle and extended fore and aft adjustments, it also puts your saddle on “lock down” so you can set it and forget it.
Lynskey Titanium Seatpost Features:
Includes: Clamp hardware for 7mm round saddle rails and 7x10mm oversized carbon rails.
Rated 3 out of 5 by jameslovestitanium Logo sticker looks cheap - Hotlines do the etched version for £230
I ordered the straight post in this new style after the old post went end of line.
£170 is a lot to pay for 2 welded Ti tubes in anybody's eyes, even if it is Lynskey.
Not convinced about the single clamp bolt (Enve system) either.
Have always gone Thomson style dual bolt - dual bolt systems just work.
Logo sticker feels like rubbery glue and seems to come away in your hands.
Think this tube should retail for £100 max and come with an etched logo.
A 350mm length would be useful too. Finish is very nice. The welds on mine weren't perfect and the tubes had deformed slightly at the joint. The top tube that holds the clamp is sliced off very close to the weld.
Packaging is very "eco" cardboard and you get an additional clamp for big saddle rails.
Follow the Enve clamp install guide, use your torque wrench carefully and you should be fine.
25 October 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Aitch Dodgy decals
Ok, one star's probably a bit harsh.
It's a beautifully built seatpost, and looks simply sexy on the bike. My beef is with the Lynskey decals. As soon as the bike was put into a stand, with the clamp on the seatpost, the decal just distorted and spread itself all over the post. IMO for that sort of money a seatpost should be beyond criticism with every detail taken care of. If it's going to say 'Lynskey', then it should be etched. For a combination of aesthetic and practical purposes, I removed the Lynskey details from the frame, - with the idea of just having 'Lynskey' only visible on the seatpost. I think this would have looked cool, instead it just looks bare.
01 October 2013