2015 Lynskey Sportive Road Frame and Fork. Titanium is a wonderful material for building exquisite road bikes that last a lifetime, and nobody does it better than Chattanooga, TN's legendary Lynskey Performance Designs. And if you're in the market for a frameset that's truly at home in medium to long distance road riding particularly events like Sportives and Gran Fondos then the Lynskey Sportive Road Frame and Fork delivers on all counts. Its 3AL2.5V titanium tubing features curved seatstays for added comfort while the semi relaxed geometry makes the Sportive a well balanced and reliable machine for long days, rough roads, commutes, light touring, and just about any road you decide to explore. On this 2015 edition, Lynskey has provided a taperedintegrated head tube which adds significant stability for confident descents even when under load for light touring. Staying true to tradition, the frame sports a classic 68mm English thread bottom bracket shell as well as a short reach caliper brake design that allows a wide choice of braking systems. Adding to the versatility of the Sportive, Lynskey spec'd the frame with rear fender mounts as well as rear rack mounts to make this truly an all weather, go anywhere workhorse. The natural titanium finish ensures every fellow cyclist can be envious of the meticulous craftsmanship in the frame's construction, right down to the custom machined shamrock rear dropouts which signify just how lucky the owner of this bike is.Included with the Sportive frame is the perfect fork to maximize performance on your longest of rides the 2 Lynskey Pro Carbon Tapered Road Fork. It features full carbon fiber construction from steerer tube through to the dropouts and sports a 1 18 1.5 tapered carbon fiber steerer tube that provides a superb ride while keeping the weight to a minimum. The uncut fork, with a 300mm steerer tube, in fact weighs in at just 348 grams. When taken together as a whole, the Sportive titanium frame plus full carbon fork is one remarkable choice that in every way adds up to the endurance road bike of your dreams.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.