Back with an entirely new design, the Esker Lorax Ti is a titanium drop-bar mountain bike capable of running 29 x 2.6″ tires and a 120mm travel fork. Find everything you need to know about what looks to be a promising new bikepacking platform here…

Although the days of Advocate Cycles are long gone, some of the brand’s original bike models live on under the Esker name. The Esker Lorax is the latest to be reincarnated, and while it shares the same name as Advocate Cycles’ third model, it’s an entirely different beast. Strangely enough, this isn’t the first time Esker has brought back the Lorax. In the fall of 2022, Esker reintroduced the Lorax as a more traditional gravel bike. However, according to Esker’s marketing guy and head story teller, Chris Reichel, they selfishly updated the Lorax into something they’d want to ride more.

esker lorax ti 2024
  • esker lorax ti 2024
  • esker lorax ti 2024

The Esker Lorax Ti is officially back, and while it’s still based around a seamless, butted, and cold-shaped 3/2.5 titanium frame, that’s pretty much all it shares with the version teased in 2022. This time around, the Esker Lorax Ti is a drop-bar mountain bike through and through. It’s designed around a rigid fork with a 495mm axle-to-crown or a 120mm suspension fork, can clear up to 29 x 2.6″ tires, and uses Esker’s adjustable Portage dropout system and a UDH hanger.

Size (495mm rigid fork) SM MD LG XL
Seat Tube 400mm 460mm 510mm 560mm
Top Tube (Eff.) 537mm 560mm 587mm 610mm
Head Tube Angle 68° 68° 68° 68°
Seat Tube Angle (Eff.) 74° 73.5° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 445-466mm 445-466mm 445-466mm 445-466mm
Axle-to-Crown/Fork Travel 495mm/120mm 495mm/120mm 495mm/120mm 495mm/120mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 68mm 68mm 68mm 68mm
Wheelbase 1075mm 1094mm 1118mm 1143mm
Frame Stack 600mm 610mm 645mm 670mm
Frame Reach 365mm 380mm 390mm 405mm
Rider Height 5’0″-5’7″ 5’3″-5’10” 5’6″-6’1″ 5’9″-6’4″
esker lorax ti 2024

We’re happy to see the Lorax Ti equipped with external cable routing, a threaded bottom bracket, and 22 attachment points for racks, bags, cages, and more. It has internal dropper post routing on the seat tube, uses a 31.6mm seatpost, has boost hub spacing, and sports flat mount brakes. It comes in four sizes (S1/S – S4/XL), all with a 68° head tube angle, ~73° effective seat tube angle, 445-466mm chainstays, and a 68mm bottom bracket drop. According to Esker, it’s designed to be suitable for exploring your local trails, tackling long-distance routes like the Tour Divide, and everything in between.

esker lorax ti 2024
  • esker lorax ti 2024
  • esker lorax ti 2024
  • esker lorax ti 2024

There are a few purchasing options available. The frame alone costs $2,500 USD, the frame + carbon Wolf Tooth Lithic Fork costs $3,100, and complete builds start at $4,500 with a number of different drivetrain, fork, and component upgrades available.

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