Press Release: Esker Cycles launch the Lorax Ti Gravel Bike – Clearance for 700c x 50mm

esker cycles lorax ti gravel bike review

About Esker Cycles

“Esker was born under big skies—rooted in late night campfire conversations under the stars, trailhead gatherings with friends, and long rides into the hills. While Esker is at home in the shadows of the iconic mountain peaks of Montana, it is the collective experiences under big skies everywhere that are at the heart of Esker.” – https://eskercycles.com

esker cycles lorax ti gravel bike review
Built example, Esker sells Lorax Ti as a Frame Only

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, occasionally 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.
esker cycles lorax ti gravel bike review
Lorax Ti is sold as Frame Only

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.”

esker cycles lorax ti gravel bike review

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.”

esker cycles lorax ti gravel bike review

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 Specifications

  • 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 & Pricing

In stock, and available now, circa the time of this press release. $US 2,300 for the frame including headset, seatpost collar, dropouts and axle.

Further information available at the Esker Cycles Website

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