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Chattanooga, TN – The Lynskey family, founders of Litespeed Titanium Components, will be returning to the bicycle frame-building business. They will be designing and building high-end custom titanium bicycle frames under the new company name of Lynskey Performance Products.
The Lynskeys created Litespeed in 1986 and later sold the business in 1999. The family has pursued individual interests outside of cycling during the past several years, but the desire and passion to build bikes has driven brothers David and Tim Lynskey, along with other family, back to bicycles.”We always enjoyed the challenge of creating bikes that were innovative,” said David Lynskey. “Even though we sold Litespeed and stepped away from the business, we all knew we had more to contribute, so we’ve decided to pick up where we left off.”
This time around, the company’s focus will be on custom designs. However, it won’t be what you consider custom in the traditional sense. What we’re doing differently is designing every tube and part specifically to fit and perform exactly the way you want it. We’re using several titanium alloys to build our frames. Yes, carbon fiber has clearly become a popular material, and does have many benefits, but at the ratios of weight, performance, and durability that we want, titanium still reign’s king.
“We’ve designed and built custom bikes for professionals worldwide and understand what a full custom build entails,” said Lynskey. “We will now be able to offer this level of fit and performance to all cycling enthusiasts.”The company’s facility will be located in Chattanooga and will be fully operational by the end of March. The frames, expected to start at $3,000, will be sold through the IBD network.
For more information contact:
Lynskey Performance Products
Lori McKay, Director of Marketing
6205 Jim Snow Way
Chattanooga, TN 37422