10 of the best titanium gravel and adventure bikes you can buy

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Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

8 comments

2 weeks 6 days ago

kevvjj wrote:

 

Lynskey?? 

 

Lynskey is a fantastic bike, I bought the lowest price one they had back in 2013 called the Peloton, and it's the best bike I've ever ridden in the last 45 years that I've been riding bikes.  Lynskey makes a lot of bikes these days, more than any other titanium maker, and they have very few problems percentage wise vs other manufactures.  I bought mine on a closeout sale through Adrenalin Bike and I made a couple of changes before I took possession of the bike so that all I had to pay for was the difference in the cost between the original equipment put on by Lynskey and the upgraded equipment put on by Adrenalin, I upgraded the fork from a Lynskey fork of an unknown manufacture to a Enve 2.0, the rear 105 derailleur to Ultegra, and the low-end FSA head set to Cane Creek 110.  I probably would have been happy with any TI bike because they ride so smooth, but I couldn't find one close for what the Lynskey cost me.

3 weeks 3 days ago

Planet X have the Tempest. Great bike. 

3 weeks 3 days ago

Laverack have their own issues too. Ordered mine in May and was told 22 weeks delivery. Come delivery date I emailed and was told that it could be another five months. So when exactly were they going to tell me this? No further communication since then.

4 months 3 weeks ago

wetty wrote:

Be careful buying Reilly. I ordered and paid deposit on a custom Ti gravel frame set, the build was delayed a number of times with the timeframe doubling without delivery. The scheduled completion date came and went with zero communication. Inquiring emails were unanswered.  As a last ditch - phone calls were made only to be given 'we have been busy' excuses. Numerous build extensions poorly reset. Finally, with an international move creating a shipping deadline I pressed for a date, only for them to blow up and simply say 'I'm not going to give you a date I'm cancelling your build. Deposit refunded.

Many months later I get an email - 'hey we finished that frame did you want it ( at a discount) but I had already moved on.

these are nice looking bikes, but the build process and customer service were appalling. Their off the rack might be better service but my experience was absolute frustration.

That was 100% not my experience with a frameset ordered from Reilly between Aug and Nov 2020.   Standard frame and Headset but upgraded fork with AnyCage mounts.   Was warned Covid was causing delivery uncertainly and was given a delivery date window of Nov-Dec.  Had a couple of back and forths on email and phone to confirm sizing including asking if I was certain as I tend to ride small.   Contacts when frame arrived in-country, confirmation of size and decals again.  Then request for payment as the frame was being finished.  Email out of the blue warning one of the their workers was self-isolating so they had to change the delivery date by 2-3 days.   Followed 2 days later by confirmed the original delivery date as they solved their isolation issue.  Frame arrived on 28th Nov with a couple of free bottle cages and a t-shirt thrown in for good measure.

A friend of mine also sent his Gradient back to have Bento box mounts fitted (early frame) and had a similar experience.

100% satisfied and would give them my business again.

9 months 3 days ago

Don't forget about Rondo Ruut Ti https://rondo.cc/ruut-ti,460,pl 
 

1 year 7 months ago

Be careful buying Reilly. I ordered and paid deposit on a custom Ti gravel frame set, the build was delayed a number of times with the timeframe doubling without delivery. The scheduled completion date came and went with zero communication. Inquiring emails were unanswered.  As a last ditch - phone calls were made only to be given 'we have been busy' excuses. Numerous build extensions poorly reset. Finally, with an international move creating a shipping deadline I pressed for a date, only for them to blow up and simply say 'I'm not going to give you a date I'm cancelling your build. Deposit refunded.

Many months later I get an email - 'hey we finished that frame did you want it ( at a discount) but I had already moved on.

these are nice looking bikes, but the build process and customer service were appalling. Their off the rack might be better service but my experience was absolute frustration.

1 year 7 months ago

Lynskey?? 

1 year 10 months ago

Mason Bokeh Ti?