FIRST LOOK: ESKER CYCLES INTRODUCES 2 NEW TITANIUM BIKES

Esker Cycles releases the Walden Ti and the Lorax Ti

Esker Cycles has added two bikes to their titanium collection the Walden Ti and the Lorax Ti. Each one is very different from the other, but their shared beauty is undeniable. All information on each of these bikes is highlighted in the press release below!

 

Press Release

 

Walden Ti

Winter beckons – as do sandy beaches and desert crossings. Walden Ti is the fat bike choice for your next exploration into the wild.

  • The titanium tubeset serves to deliver on Esker’s promise of longevity and durability. Since titanium is entirely inert, it won’t corrode in even the harshest conditions.
  • Neutral geometry allows Walden Ti to handle soft and surfy terrain, as well as it handles hard-pack and high-speeds.
  • Multiple frame mounting points ensure that this bike can handle multi-day expeditions. Three pack mounts on top and bottom of the downtube, and full bolt-in frame bag mounts give you the ability to carry what you need
  • Internal dropper seatpost routing
  • 27.5″ wheels and up to 4.5″ tires or go massive: 26″ wheels with 4.8″ tires
  • Designed for a rigid 490mm fork, or a suspension fork for up to 120mm of travel
  • Double butted, cold shaped 3al/2.5v Titanium and Esker’s proprietary, adjustable Portage Dropout System
  • Sold as a frame only, including Wolf Tooth seatpost collar and headset for $2,300.  Custom builds are available, enquire with Esker or your local Esker dealer.

 

 

Built for the Backcountry
At Esker, we build our bikes for getting out there, way out there.  What does that mean, you might ask?  We break our design criteria down into three major tenets that every Esker product follows

Durability
Titanium is as durable as it comes, providing anti-corrosive qualities that deliver a trusted ride in every season. All Esker frames are over-engineered to withstand far more than a normal ride using proven materials, and testing beyond the limits to ensure you get all your miles in and out – wherever you may go.

 


Refined Geometry
At Esker Cycles, we promise intentional design that lets you go farther with less fatigue. Walden Ti encourages you to traverse a coastline, desert or tundra with confidence and ease. Thanks to a neutral headtube angle, you’ll experience more precise steering and control at high speeds.

Ride Quality
Walden Ti is optimized for success in soft sand, snow, hardpack and washboard with added comfort to go the distance.  The titanium frame soaks up even the most subtle vibration – ensuring you’ll arrive back at camp with plenty of energy for the next day’s adventures.

 

 

Frame Information

Geometry

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

 

Frame Specs

  • Clearance for 27.5×4.5 or 26×4.8 tires
  • 44mm Headtube – size specific headtube lengths for refined fit
  • 100mm English threaded BB shell
  • ISO 160mm native disc brake mounts on 4-position adjustable Portage dropouts (single speed capable with 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

Availability and Pricing

In stock, and available now.  $2,300 for the frame including headset, seatpost collar, dropouts and axle.

 

Lorax Ti

 

Who will speak for the trees? Aboard Lorax Ti, it might be you. As you travel far and wide aboard this titanium steed on gravel paths and forest roads, ocassionally dipping your toes into the singletrack – you’ll notice that the miles pass with ease. Thanks to the vibration absorbing characteristics of our titanium tubeset, generous tire capacity, and geometry that says – “let’s go a little farther,” Lorax Ti is the bike for gravel adventure. 

 

  • The titanium tubeset serves to deliver on Esker’s promise of longevity and durability. Since titanium is entirely inert, it won’t corrode in even the harshest conditions.
  • Neutral geometry allows Lorax Ti to be predictable and comfortable, so that you can get the long miles in without worry about the bike
  • Multiple frame mounting points ensure that this bike can handle multi-day expeditions. Three pack mounts on top and bottom of the downtube, full rack and fender mounts, and full bolt-in frame bag mounts give you the ability to carry what you need
  • Internal dropper seatpost routing
  • 700c wheels with clearance for up to 50c (29×2.0) tires
  • Double butted, cold shaped 3al/2.5v Titanium and Esker’s proprietary, adjustable Portage Dropout System
  • Sold as a frame only, including Wolf Tooth seatpost collar and headset for $2,300.  Custom builds are available, enquire with Esker or your local Esker dealer.

 

 

Built for the Backcountry
At Esker, we build our bikes for getting out there, way out there.  What does that mean, you might ask?  We break our design criteria down into three major tenets that every Esker product follows

Durability
Titanium is the go-to material that sets the bar for both durability and ride quality.  All Esker frames are over-engineered to withstand far more than a normal ride using proven materials, and testing beyond the limits to ensure you get all your miles in and out – wherever you may go.

 

Refined Geometry
While the intention is for Lorax to take you far from home, we want this bike to feel like home as well. From mile 2 to 92, we built this bike to pedal efficiently and let the miles roll on with ease. With a neutrally positioned seat tube angle and a slightly shorter reach, you’re positioned for comfort to save precious energy.

Ride Quality
The titanium tubeset and more neutral geometry makes this bike ride more comfortably and efficiently than the race steed in your quiver. You’ll finish your ride feeling the urge to break out a map and start planning your next adventure.

 

 

Frame Information

Geometry

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

  • Clearance for up to 700×50 (29×2.0) tires
  • 44mm Headtube – size specific headtube lengths for refined fit
  • 68mm English threaded BB shell
  • ISO 160mm native disc brake mounts on 4-position adjustable Portage dropouts (single speed capable with included change of hardware)
  • 142mm hub 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

Availability and Pricing

In stock, and available now.  $2,300 for the frame including headset, seatpost collar, dropouts and axle.

 

Contact: www.esckercycles.com

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