The new Esker Hayduke Ti and Japhy Ti mountain bikes take the versatile, trail-loving geometry of their steel hardtails and give them new life with seamless, butted, cold-shaped 3/2.5 titanium tubing.
Both share extremely similar frame details, and are designed around 120mm suspension forks. Here’s what you need to know to decide between them: The Hayduke Ti has a bit shorter TT/Reach/Wheelbase lengths and 67.6º head angle, and fits 29×2.6 or 27.5×3.0 tires. The Japhy Ti is a bit longer and gets a slacker 65º head angle, and is designed specifically for 29ers with a max 2.8″ tire width.
Framesets come with Portage sliding dropouts, giving you hub/axle width and gearing options (like singlespeed) as well as the ability to slightly customize the geo.
A custom chainstay yoke increases tire clearance and room for 34-tooth round (or 32-tooth oval) chainrings.
A few extra braze-ons give you more spots to store stuff, and a bead blasted finish with rainbow anodized graphics makes it pretty.
Framesets come with the sliding dropouts, a Wolf Tooth Components headset, seat collar, and axle for $2300. Those, and a Level 2 complete bike ($5200) are available for purchase now with delivery in June. Level 1 and 3 complete bikes will be available later in the season for $4400, and $6000. Full spec builds and more details on their website.