Falkenjagd Titanium out of Germany just sent over pics and words on their all-new Teleon 650B titanium hardtail.
They claim it’s the first (or at least one of the first) ti mountain bikes with specific 650B Geometry. Beyond that, they’ve given it an impressive list of modern standards. The frame is
6/4 3/2.5 titanium with hydroformed tubes all around – Toptube and seattube are cone-shaped, the downtube is tapered from square to ovalized at the bottombracket. The main triangle is triple butted and the rear end is double butted with 6/4 dropouts. All this adds up to a claim of being the stiffest ti hardtail on the market.
It’s built around the Syntace X-12 dropouts, post mount 160mm rear-brake, CNC-machined inset 44 headtube, a PF92 bottom bracket
They’ve brought along a mostly German party, too. Only the chocolate cake is missing: Shimano XTR drivetrain, BrakeForceOne hydraulic disc brakes, Tune Prince & Princess wheelset, Schwalbe 650B Racing Ralph tires, Reset headset and new Magura 650B Durin fork with 15mm axle and 1.5 tapered steerer.
Complete bike will be around €5,500 EUR and weighs just 9.5kg (21lbs) as shown.