Back at Sea Otter last spring we got an early look at Sage Titanium’s first mountain bike – the Flow Motion all-mountain hardtail. Now six months later, the Portland-made 29er/27.5 (almost+) ti hardtail is ready to hit the trail, available from North American dealers or direct from Sage. And now we have a lot more details…
Sage Flow Motion titanium all-mountain hardtail mountain bike
Designed for aggressive trail riding, the Flow Motion hardtail pairs with long 150mm or 160mm suspension forks to take on the most technical terrain. With a 65.5° or 65° head angle (depending on for travel, respectively), the Boost-spaced Flow Motion frame is ready to soak up big jumps and rough descents.
Sage Flow Motion titanium all-mountain hardtail – Tech Details
With room for 27.5 x 2.6″ or 29 x 2.25″ tires (a bit less than was originally promised, once you factor in proper clearance), the Flow Motion is meant to be versatile for all manner of mountain bike trail riding.
In fact, the bike was originally meant to be 27.5 plus-sized, but as Sage moved the bike into production they chose to aim for more of a middle ground of big 27.5″ tire clearance since that was what most riders were actually looking for in an aggressive all-mountain hardtail for technical terrain. 29er setups weren’t really an afterthought, but Sage figure that riders looking to set the bike up with a slightly shorter travel fork might opt for 29″ trail wheels and slightly narrower tires.
As Sage also notes, if you really need more clearance, they are always happy to talk with riders about building a fully custom frame too.
The bike gets external routing to easily set up & maintain the 1x-only drivetrain, plus semi internal routing for a stealth dropper seatpost to get up and down the hills.
Sage calls the ti bike ‘light and snappy’ delivering both the fancy premium looks of precision US-made 3/2.5 titanium, plus the burly, almost indestructible character of a ti trail bike with contemporary long, low & slack geometry. “Launch it. Rip it. Climb it. Whip it. Drop it. Flow with it.”
Sage Flow Motion ti hardtail – Geometry, Spec & Availability
The Flow Motion is available now through their dealer network or even direct from their website in four stock sizes (S-XL) and various build options.
If you want to build it from scratch, a bare frame-only will set you back $3400. A frameset option sells for $4604 including a 150mm Fox 36 Factory 27.5″ fork and Chris King headset.
A complete bike is also available starting at $7862 adding a Shimano XT 1x group, RaceFace cockpit, and a set of i9 Backcountry 360 wheels.
Sage even offers custom paint options if you feel the need to cover up those pretty titanium tubes for some reason. Ok, it looks like Sage is judicious with their painted options too, like this special Oregon-brewed bike collaboration with Chris King.