5 awesome titanium road bikes

Take a look at these ‘bikes for life’. Titanium road bikes have such a reputation for good reason, they are lighter than steel, the frames are immune to corrosion and offer an incredibly smooth ride. These bikes will last a lifetime as long as you take care of them.

Genesis Croix de Fer Ti 2017 Titanium Adventure Road Bike

Genesis Croix de Fer Ti 2017 Titanium Adventure Road Bike

What they say

Premium Titanium version of the immensely versatile Croix de Fer, the Croix de Fer Ti 2017 is lighter, faster, and more lust worthy to create the best adventure road bike you can buy.

Hung on the beautiful Titanium frame is a selection of the best components including a full Shimano 105 Groupset with integrated hydraulic disc brakes that boost you confidence both on and off the beaten path.

Just like the Croix de Fer, the Croix Ti comes with all the Braze-ons you could want and need, including rear pannier, full mudguard mounts, and 3 bottle cage boss sets.

Key specifications

  • Frame – 3AL-2.5V Double-Butted Titanium
  • Fork – Genesis Carbon CX w/ 1-1/2″ – 1-1/8″ Tapered Steerer
  • Drivetrain – Shimano 105 22 Speed
  • Brakes – Shimano BR-RS785 Hydraulic Disc
  • Genesis finishing kit

Our verdict

Genesis is a UK brand and produce some fine bikes. This titanium Croix de Fer should do everything you could want from a modern bike. Clearance for huge tyres, 3 bottle cages, racks and mudguards make this a very versatile bike. If you’re looking for a well-priced titanium bike then this could be the one for you.

Where to buy

Price

£2399.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

Enigma Evoke Disc Road Bike

Enigma Evoke Disc Titanium Road Bike

What they say

Introduced in 2014 our disc specific titanium road machine has gathered much praise and is destined to be the benchmark for frames of this type. Bold in its appearance but with the clean and simple lines so typical of Enigma designs, the Evoke is a very modern machine that will stand the test of time. Handcrafted from 3AL 2.5V double-butted oversized tubes the Evoke features a 44mm down tube that joins flawlessly to a 44m head tube for increased lateral rigidity and enhanced performance. The stylised super-stiff machined rear dropouts with integral disc mounts ensure all the braking forces are borne by the dropout and not by the rear stays, as well as providing a neat and unobtrusive brake mounting. Every Evoke frame is individually crafted and made to order in our own workshop.

Key specifications

  • Grade 9 3AL 2.5V seamless double-butted titanium alloy tube set
  • Disc brake specific
  • Mavic Kysrium Pro Disc wheels
  • Shimano 6800 group
  • Hydraulic Shimano ST-RS685 and BR-RS685 calipers
  • Full Enigma finishing kit

Our verdict

Bit of a dream bike this one. Enigma, another UK manufacturer make some seriously nice titanium bikes. This Evoke comes with a full Shimano Ultegra groupset and hydraulic brakes. The finishing kit is great and comes fitted with a good set of wheels. You’ll never need another bike.

Where to buy

Price

£4,199.00

From

Fatbirds

Price correct at time of publishing.

Kinesis Granfondo Ti Disc Road Bike

Kinesis Granfondo Titanium Disc Road Bike

What they say

The GF Ti is aimed towards riders who love big rides and are looking for versatility with mudguard mounts and rack mounts that could make their bike an all-rounder – suitable for the worst winter weather, some touring and even maybe as a super commuter.

Key specifications

  • The Kinesis gf ti disc bike has an AEROgrade brushed Ti3AL/2.5V frame
  • Tapered milled head tube with matching full carbon fork.
  • Internal cable routing for both cable and electronic wires
  • Integrated Mudguard and Rack mounts
  • Fantastic tyre clearance for wide tyres and mudguards
  • Smooth shifting Ultegra 6800 groupset
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for phenomenal stopping power
  • Fast rolling Fulcrum Racing 5 wheelset with Continental 28C tyres
  • 3T cockpit with Prologo tape and saddle

Our verdict

Kinesis is another UK manufacturer and produces some of the best bikes around (in our opinion). The Gran Fondo frame is a real beauty and with integrated cables, mudguard and rack mounts make this a top bike. Comes with the excellent Shimano 6800 groupset and a decent set of wheels to finish things off. Very highly recommended.

Where to buy

Price

£3,800.00

Price correct at time of publishing.

Reilly T325 Road Bike

Reilly T325 Titanium Road Bike

What they say

In terms of technology the T325 utilises an ultra butted, cold worked, stress relieved tube set with a UTS of 975MPA. The T325 is equally at home racing or for sportives, with it’s sleek lines and perfectly balanced sportiness. The design is the outcome of years of expertise in producing titanium bikes and frames to produce a brilliant riding experience. Designed around the stunning Hope headset. Beautifully hand welded, the quality shines through as does the incredible ride. A bespoke experience is included, with a myriad of finishes and options.

Key specifications

  • Reilly t325 road caliper double butted 3al-2.V titanium frame
  • Reilly tapered carbon forks, super light
  • Shimano ultegra r8000 groupset
  • Fulcrum racing sport wheels
  • Reilly finishing kit
  • Reilly titanium railed saddle

Our verdict

The Reilly T325 is a relative bargain. Quality frameset and the newest Shimano Ultegra r800 groupset. Fulcrum wheels and Reilly finishing kit finish the bike off. Get one!

Where to buy

Price

£2,699.00

Price correct at time of publishing.

Vaaru Octane 6-4 Road Bike

Vaaru Octane 6-4 Titanium Road Bike

What they say

The VAARU Octane 6-4  titanium road bike is an all out racing machine, reacting to explosive forces with a unique ride quality. This frame has been made for the cycling racing traditionalists with smaller diameter tubes than the 3Al/2.5V utilising the extra stiffness and fatigue resistance inherent with 6Al/4V allowing frame weight to be reduced by up to 10% whilst retaining the ride quality of titanium.

Key specifications

  • Octane 6-4 brushed with standard graphics
  • Shimano 105 5800 Groupset
  • Edco Optima Roche Wheelset
  • Vaaru F:1 Full Carbon Black Fork
  • Pro PLT Ergo Handlebar
  • Pro PLT 10deg 100mm Seatpost
  • Pro PLT 31.6 Alloy Stem
  • Pro Falcon hollow rails Saddle

Our verdict

If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic check out the Varuu Octane. Starting and £4,099 and topping out just under £6,500, you’ll get a bike that’s a dream to ride and own.

Where to buy

Price (from)

£4,099.00

Price correct at time of publishing.