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Esker Cycles Introduces Two New Titanium Steeds w/ the Walden Ti Fat Bike & Lorax Ti Gravel Bike!

Esker Lorax Ti Front SidePhoto c. Esker Cycles
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Calling Big Sky Country home, and making bikes worthy of their state moniker, Esker Cycles have released two new titanium freedom machines, the Walden Ti Fat Bike and the Lorax Ti Gravel Bike.

Esker is a relatively young bicycle company that has produced some great bikes, like the Elkat and Hayduke. They are no strangers to producing bikes that are made for mountainous terrain and backcountry exploration.

Lorax Ti

Esker Lorax Ti Front Side
Photo c. Esker Cycles

Continuing to follow the practice of naming some of their bicycles after environmentally poignant literary works, Esker’s Lorax Ti follows suit. You won’t find a Truffula Tree while out crushing forest service roads on your Lorax, but Esker thinks you will find comfort on your ride.

Saying, “thanks to the vibration absorbing characteristics of our titanium tube set, generous tire capacity, and a geometry that says – “let’s go a little farther,” Lorax Ti is the bike for gravel adventure.” 

Esker Lorax Ti chainstay brace

Esker says on the corrosion resistance of titanium helps them keep their promise of longevity and durability. The Lorax Ti is said to have a “neutral geometry allowing it to ride predictably and comfortably”. The frame has multiple mounting points to handle your multi-day adventures, for example, three-pack mounts on the top and bottom of the downtube, full rack and fender mounts, and full bolt-in frame bag mounts in the front triangle.

Esker Lorax Ti rear cassette

The frame is double-butted, cold-shaped 3al/2.5v titanium that is routed for an internal dropper post, and can clear 700cx50mm tires (29″x2.0″). the frame also has Esker’s proprietary, adjustable Portage Dropout System.

Lorax Ti Geometry Chart, Frame Spec.

Lorax S1 Lorax S2 Lorax S3 Lorax S4 Lorax S5
Effective Top Tube 520 541 560 582 612
Reach 370 380 392 395 410
Wheelbase 1037 1041 1061 1068 1092
CS Length 440 440 440 440 440
ST Angle 74.5 74 74 73 72.5
ST Length 520 540 540 560 580
HT Angle 69.5 71 71 71.5 71.5
HT Length 100 120 145 170 200
Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50
Fork Length at Sag 400 400 400 400 400
BB drop 75 75 75 75 75
Stack 538 563 586 612 639

Frame Specs:

  • Tire clearance for up to 700×50 (29×2.0)
  • 44mm headtube – size-specific headtube lengths for a refined fit
  • 68mm English threaded BB shell
  • ISO 160mm native disc brake mounts on 4-position adjustable Portage dropouts (single speed capable with the included change of hardware)
  • 142mm hu spacing
  • takes a 31.6mm seatpost
  • 35.0mm seatpost clamp diameter
  • bolt-on cable guides for versatility
  • designed for 400mm length forks, ENVE Adventure or Whisky No 9 MCX forks recommended, or suspension forks up to 60mm of travel such as MRP Baxter or Fox 32 Taper Cast

Esker Lorax Ti seat tube logo

Pricing, and Availability

The Lorax Ti is sold as a frame only, including a Wolf Tooth seatpost collar and headset.

Retail $2,300

Custom builds are available, enquire with Esker or your local Esker dealer.

Walden Ti

Esker Walden Ti front side

Just in time for winter, the Esker Walden Ti is ready for your next excursion. Named after an important literary piece about Transcendentalism, the Walden Ti may have you feeling unified with all of Earth’s creation while floating over the sands and snow around Walden Pond, or grinding over unchartered territory on your next exploration into the wilderness.

Esker Walden Ti head badge

The Walden Ti plans to deliver on the same Eskar promise of longevity and durability, and using double-butted, cold-shaped 3al/2.5v titanium will ensure that they can. The Walden frame is routed for an internal dropper post. The wheel size is 27.5″ and can take tires up to 4.5″ or with a 26″ wheel, tires up to 4.8″.

Esker Walden Ti chainring

The frame is also designed for a 490mm fork, or a suspension fork for up to 120mm of travel. The Walden also has Esker’s proprietary, adjustable Portage Dropout System.

Lorax Ti Geometry Chart, Frame Spec.

Walden S1 Walden S2 Walden S3 Walden S4 Walden S5
Effective Top Tube 572 592 614 647 670
Reach 402 420 450 470 490
Wheelbase 1128 1148 1184 1205 1229
CS Length 457 457 457 457 457
ST Angle 74 74 74 74 74
ST Length 350 380 435 485 520
HT Angle 67.6 67.6 67.6 67.6 67.6
HT Length 90 95 110 115 125
Fork Offset 51 51 51 51 51
Fork Length at Sag 492 492 492 492 492
BB drop 65 65 65 65 65
Stack 596 600 614 619 628

Esker Walden Ti set tube logo

Frame Specs

  • 44mm Headtube – size-specific headtube lengths for a refined fit
  • Tire clearance for 27.5×4.5 or 26x 4.8 tires
  • 100mm English threaded BB shell
  • ISO 160mm native disc brake mounts on 4-position adjustable Portage dropouts (single speed capable with the included change of hardware)
  • 197mm hub spacing
  • Takes a 31.6mm seatpost
  • 35.0mm Seatpost clamp diameter
  • Bolt-on cable guides for versatility
  • Designed for ~495mm length forks, ENVE Fat or Whisky Fat rigid forks recommended, or suspension forks in 100mm or 120mm travel

Pricing, and Availability

The Walden Ti is sold as a frame only, including a Wolf Tooth seatpost collar and headset.

Retail $2,300

Custom builds are available, enquire with Esker or your local Esker dealer.

EskerCycles.com

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Booyah
Booyah
2 months ago

Ti fat bike with no rack mounts? Shame.

Marcos
Marcos
2 months ago

What purple cranks are those!!?

TypeVertigo
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcos

My best guess is it might be an Ingrid unit, anodized purple. Could be wrong, but the boxy, chunky arms are kind of a visual giveaway.

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