Lynskey Heix review

Lynskey Helix
Cycling Weekly Verdict

When it comes to the Helix, Lynskey is offering a bike with more stiffness, something more akin to an aluminium or a cheaper carbon frame. I do think the twisted seatstays are overkill, though. The standard round ones are stiff enough but the down and top tubes are a great design and bring real benefits to the ride of the frame. The downside is that you lose a little of that titanium magic, but if that's something you specifically want you can always go with the standard round-tubed version. But for the ultimate ti bike, I'd take the rear triangle of the standard frame and the Helix top and down tubes to get the best of both worlds.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Stiffer than most other titanium rivals

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not much

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While taking a whirlwind tour of some UK dealers, Mark Lynskey, the name and brains behind US titanium expert Lynskey, stopped by the CW office and showed us his new Helix frame.

Mark told us that the twisted tubes made the frame 15 per cent stiffer. We obviously looked unconvinced, because he then offered to send us two identical bikes, one with the Helix tubes and one without, for us to test back to back.

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