I have decided I need some titanium in my life and have been looking online at the various possibilities. I need to have mudguard compatibility, which doesn't seem to be a issue as such. I would prefer disc brakes, and this is where it would seem my choices are quite limited. As far as I can see, the options are the Sabbath September Disc and Van Nicholas.
The Genesis Equilibrium Ti does not seem to be disc compatible. Kinesis Tripster ATR fits the bill, but from what I have seen online, it doesn't appear as aesthetically pleasing as the other options. Plus issues with the seat clamp and fork would bother me.
I am fully aware that ride quality and fit can only be ascertained in person. I suppose my question is; what other options are available and what sort of issues have Ti owners had with their bikes. For eg: build quality or compatibility issues and even after sales service?
I intend for this bike to have a touring role, so have even considered a Rohloff with a belt drive. Any experience with this combination?
And lastly budget is £3.5k max, £3k would be ideal.