Titanium mountain bikes have a well-deserved reputation for their ride quality thanks to the thin-walled, high strength tubing and it's been a popular - if expensive - choice for off-road frames since the early days of the sport. We've rounded up some of the nicest examples on sale today for your pleasure.
If drop bars are more your thing, then take a look at our article on the best titanium gravel and adventure bikes you can buy too.
Lynskey Titanium Bicycles
You won't find a bike that isn't made of Ti from this brand, making road, mountain and grave bikes, Lynskey has something for everyone. The mountain bike range has a 27.5" hardtail, a 29er hardtail and a fat tyred (3.0 inch) hardtail too. Plus there's a 29er full susser as well, the Ridgeline. There are some 2017 frames on Chain Reaction Cycles but, as with other brands, retail prices for Ti are eye-watering. The Lynskey spec lists are premium meaning for your dollar you get a high spec, beautiful bike.
Ribble Ti HT
First up is the recently released Ribble Ti HT, a new hardtail from the direct buy brand. It's got a150mm travel fork, progressive, slack and low geometry, a sleek titanium frame and promises to be a super compliant and capable hardtail mountain bike. Ribble's new HT Ti is their new hardcore hardtail using triple butted 3AL/2.5 titanium tubing for ultimate compliance and durability. The compliant titanium makes for a strong frame with Ribbles carefully placed, and rather attractive, CNC bridges helping the cause, as well as helping to keep the weight as low as possible.
Based on their popular new SolarisMAX the new titanium frame takes all the attributes of its steel sibling and adds a big chunk of weight loss, a subtle and lively ride feel and beautiful bare metal finishes. Last year Cotic produced 20 frames, this year they have 30 to sell and the website says they are still in stock - but for how much longer?
- Frame price is £1799, bikes start from £3199 for the Silver build, right up to £5648 for the all singing and dancing Platinum build
Stanton Switchback, Slackline Swtich29 and Sherpa Ti
All of the above bikes are available in a steel or a titanium option from Stanton. That means there is a Ti hardtail for pretty much any use you'd like from the UK company. Frames start from £1,850 across the range with prices rising to £2,050 if you choose custom geometry.
Kingdom Vendetta, XFS Lite and HEX LS
All made from Ti, Kingdom produce some very lovely looking bikes indeed. The Vendetta is the brands' hardtail whilst the XFS lite is a trail machine and the Hex LS is a 150mm, long and slack enduro bike. The brand offers plenty of build variations with prices starting at €2,800 for the hardtail and €3,325 for the full sussers.
Genesis Tarn Ti aka Tarntanium
After selling out in 2018, the Tarntanium is back! The third new addition to the Genesis family is the TarnTanium. As the name gives away this is a titanium edition added to the ever popular steel Tarn line up. The TarnTanium will come with 27.5"+ wheels and will be available as a frameset only for £2,000
Have we missed something out? Feel free to let us know in the comments and we'll put it right. If drop bars and dirt are more your thing, then check out our roundup of the best Ti gravel and adventure bikes.
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