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.





  1. Wow, nice! Entirely 6/4 tubing too, that’s is something you don’t see that often anymore. I remember reading about a few 6/4 ti road frames from 10+ years ago, but not seen any in mtb form. That stem/bar combo looks pretty great too.

  2. Hydroformed 6/4… seems impossible to me. The 6/4 tubes are always made from 6/4 sheets of titanium, welded all along to have a “tube” form. I believe it’s a 3/2.5 with some 6/4 parts, like BB, headtube, etc.

  3. Awesome! And very cool parts. I love this bike. Is there a meaning behind the brand name Falkenjagd or is it just a surname?

  4. Titanium 6/4, hydroforming, triple butted -> all this technology for a 1770g frame. It’s not interesting !!!

  5. Stiffness counts more, believe me. I think, nowadays nobody rides titanium bikes because of its weight. Cheers from the island!

  6. “All this adds up to a claim of being the stiffest ti hardtail on the market.”

    I guess I’m confused, but this seems like an oxymoron to me. Isn’t the purpose of titanium to have a steel-like ride at a carbon-like weight? I ride a Ti 29er and that is the exact reason. If I wanted a stiff / rigid bike I would go with an Air 9 Carbon or Alma Carbon. I chose Ti in order to be afforded the weight of riding a hardtail with added compliance for comfort.


  7. One characteristic doesn`t necessarily exclude the other: you can engineer the mainframe very stiff whilst the rear triangle provides damping. For that purpose titanium can be the favoured material.

  8. @Matt M

    I think in this case they mean stiffness as in lateral stiffness. Frame is still likely designed to maintain vertical compliance like most Ti bikes. Lateral stiffness is always a good thing in my book, unless you only ride in straight lines and don’t pedal very hard.

What do you think?