Thomson range grows with titanium… bikes

by Marc Basiliere 14

Limited edition bikes debut at Core Bike

Thomson, by Lynskey
Thomson, by Lynskey

Long known for its limited but well-executed range, US-based component brand Thomson has been on an expansion kick lately.  Having already grown the label to include a dropper post, as well as titanium and carbon fibre handlebars, Core Bike sees a titanium 650b hardtail added to the mix.

Built in the US by Lynskey, this is the first of a planned 3-model Thomson bike range.  The Elite 27.5 is out now, with the Elite 29[er] due around Eurobike and Elite Gravel road bike launching in 2015 alongside the company’s Pave road-oriented dropper/suspension post.

Thomson Elite
Thomson Elite

The Elite 27.5 is only available as a complete bike, spec’d with a Thomson handlebar, stem, top cap and spacers, seat collar and internally-routed Dropper post.  Adding to the US build theme are an MRP suspension fork, Cane Creek headset, and Oury grips. A full XTR kit and DT-Swiss Spline wheels round out the £TBC/$6,800 package.  Four sizes are offered and with a 3.9lb frame the complete bike should weigh in around 23.5lb.

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Comments (14)

  1. I’m not going to be the one to post nonsense about wetting my pants but that has got me seriously considering walking my wife’s car…

  2. Frame looks very similar to my Brody? (Except for new rip off wheel size)

  3. Made by Lynskey? Cracking!

  4. Really didn’t think it looked anything special (in the flesh)

  5. It looks exactly like every other ti hardtail…

  6. “It looks exactly like every other ti hardtail…”

    Apart from the Thomson logo, of course. Main selling point I would think!
    Still want one though (and I haven’t got any Thomson bits) 🙂

  7. “Apart from the Thomson logo, of course. Main selling point I would think!”

    It’s working on me…

  8. “It looks exactly like every other ti hardtail…”

    Exactly, it’s made by Lynskey – so it’s just a Lynskey hardtail.

    For £4000! :0

    Why not just buy an On-One 456ti instead for half that? IT’s not going to be 100% better.

  9. “alongside the company’s Pave road-oriented dropper/suspension post.”

    What? Why?

  10. Yeh but it’s got Thomson stickers on it, they worth a couple of grand aren’t they…Oh…

  11. Tommid,

    Should be interesting- a short-dropper with a bit of suspension. Could be just the ticket for Three Peaks…

    Marc B

  12. “Thomson: The only stickers more expensive than Orange”

  13. “Thomson: The only stickers more expensive than Orange”
    Damn it! Anyone want to buy a LE reissue Vit T? Only 20 made. ;0)

  14. Short dropper with bit of vertical play, err, I mean suspension travel!

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