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Eurobike 2017: The best titanium bikes

Starring Van Nicholas, Litespeed, Dedacciai, Moots and more

Eurobike has been dominated by carbon fibre frames for years but plenty of other materials have a strong presence, including titanium which has a loyal fanbase. Here are 13 ti bikes that caught our eye…

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Litespeed, which makes its bikes exclusively in the USA, will be adding a new disc brake model shortly in the shape of the Cherohala SE.

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It’s made to an endurance geometry from 3AL-2.5V titanium and will take tyres up to 30mm wide. 

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The T1SL road bike is made from a combination of 3Al/2.5V and 6Al/4V titanium.

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Litespeed boasts that it’s the lightest ti frame on the market: 1,000g for the rim brake version, 1,175g for the disc brake version.

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Moots is another US brand. The Vamoots Disc RSL is designed as a lightweight and stiff road bike. The frame comes with a 142 x 12mm thru axle dropout and you get a 44mm head tube for strength and stiffness up front.

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The s Gravel (yes, s Gravel) from Swiss brand Hilite has a 142 x 12mm thru axle dropout too. It can take 700C wheels with 32mm cyclocross tyres or 650b wheels with mountain bike tyres up to 47mm in width. The frame has eyelets for mudguards and a rack.

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Germany’s Falkenjagd makes its frames exclusively from titanium. The Aristos Cyclocross Gravelracer is designed to be ridden both on and off-road. It’s built up here with SRAM Force 1x shifters and rear derailleur with all of those orange components coming from Tune.

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Rabbit Cycles is another German brand. This is the Road Classic in a Shimano Dura-Ace build with a leather saddle and bar tape.

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And this is the Road Disc with Bike Ahead’s six spoke biturboRoad wheels.

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Dedacciai’s Titanio 25 comes with external cable routing, a tapered head tube (1 1/8in to 1 1/2in), and a threaded bottom bracket. The claimed frame weight (size M) is 1,450g.Van Nicholas Yukon Disc_-7.jpg

Van Nicholas has just revealed its new Yukon Disc, an all-road model with space for 35mm tyres and a full complement of rack and mudguard mounts. A rim version has been in the Van Nicholas range for years.

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Find out more about the Van Nicholas Yukon Disc here.

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Here's Van Nicholas' Skeiron Disc which won a Eurobike 2017 Gold Award in the Racing Bikes category.

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Passoni's Top Evolution is a classic-looking road bike with mostly 3Al/2.5V titanium tubes, although 6Al/4V is used for the head tube, bottom bracket shell and dropouts.

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The graphics are applied directly to the tube by sandblast.

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Santana is a Californian tandem specialist and this is the Beyond, made from a combination of titanium and Kevlar-reinforced carbon tubing that's made in-house.

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Nevi's Spinas is titanium right down to the fork – 3Al-2.5V except for the 6Al-4V deep section down tube, bottom bracket shell and dropouts.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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