Titanium Gravel Bikes

Underlying the growing popularity of gravel bikes are the aspects of versatility and adventure. With a properly designed bicycle frame and the right components — including disc brakes and wider tires — you will be free to take on whatever road you choose, on and off the pavement. When going off the beaten path, impact resistance and durability become even more important considerations. That’s why gravel bike connaisseurs tend to prefer the everlasting ride quality of titanium frames. The best titanium gravel bikes are all-around performers, combining power transfer, agility and riding comfort, as well as offering superior traction and stability on any surface.


2024

T-Lab X3

Frameset starting at $3,600
Complete bike starting at $4,500

Here it is, the one GravelCyclist.com calls "the best overall riding titanium bike on the market." The X3 checks off all the boxes. Remarkably responsive, precise and yet so comfortable over the long haul. Built to last while enabling a wide spectrum of riding possibilities along the way. When it comes to top notch gravel bikes – in any material – the T-Lab X3 is second to none.  

See GravelCyclist.com's long-term review of the T-Lab X3

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Key Features

Proprietary Ti Shaping

Unique forming capability produces an exceptionally profiled titanium frame that delivers 30% more lateral stiffness and related performance versus leading round-tube Ti frames.

Upgrades Come Standard

Premium low-maintenance Lux finish along with integrated rack and fender mounts are standard offerings.

Mega Wheel Clearance

Compact back triangle accommodates tires up to 700X45c and 650BX51

T-Bone SS

Reimagined, singular seat stay design augments torsional stiffness of the back triangle, enhancing responsiveness while optimizing vertical compliance.

Quietly Strong BB

Standard BB-386 titanium bottom bracket shell optimizes lateral stiffness where it counts. T-Lab’s meticulous post-machining ensures a “creak-free” ride and increase the lifespan of BB's.

T-One Dropout

Exclusive, future-proof design offers an exponential advantage with regards to stiffness, shifting precision and adaptability.

X3 frameset*: US$3,600

X3 complete bike, featuring:

SHIMANO GRX610 (RX610 - 12sp) 2X
US$4,500
SHIMANO GRX (RX 812-11sp) 1X
US$5,200
SHIMANO GRX (RX 820-12sp) 2X
US$5,200
SHIMANO GRX Di2 (RX 815-11sp) 2X
US$5,900
CAMPAGNOLO EKAR (13sp) 1X
US$5,600
SRAM Force (AXS) E-TAP 1X
US$5,900
SRAM Force (AXS) E-TAP 2X
US$6,000

*Includes fork and headset and thru-axels

  • Average Frame Weight: 1280g (S)
  • Headtube: IS41/28.6 - IS52/40 (Integrated/Tapered)
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm (31.8mm seat clamp)
  • Front Derailleur: “Braze-on” type
  • Bottom Bracket: BB-386
  • Dropouts: 142x12mm axle flat mount with disc brake
  • Fork: 1.5" tapered steerer, 403mm axle-to-crown, 52mm rake, 12x100mm thru-axle
  • Wheel Size: 700c or 650B
  • Maximum Tire Width: 700x45c or 650Bx51 (tire width may vary depending on manufacturer and tire pressure)
  • Available in Gravel / Adventure geometry in the following standard sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Custom geometry / sizing also available ($600 CAD upcharge)
  • Frame compatible with all Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets featuring disc brakes
  • Lifetime warranty (against manufacturer’s defects)
Frame Size Unit XS S M L XL
Average Cyclist Height (equiv.) ft-in (52): 5’-1” to 5’-4” (54): 5’-5” to 5’-8” (56): 5’-9” to 6’-0” (58): 6’-0” to 6’-4” (60): 6’-4” to 6’-6”
Standover Height
mm
752
778
804
830
847
Seat Tube Angle deg 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat Tube Length (center-to-top)
mm
470
500
530
560
580
Top Tube Length (horizontal) mm 527 544 562 584 606
Head Tube Angle
deg
70.5
71.3
71.5
71.5
71.5
Head Tube Length* mm 120 140 160 180 200
Frame Stack
mm
543
565
585
604
623
Frame Reach mm 366 377 389 405 421
Bottom Bracket Drop
mm
70
70
70
70
70
Fork Rake mm 52 52 52 52 52
Front Center Distance
mm
593
604
620
642
665
Trail mm 71 66 64 64 64
Chain Stay Length
mm
426
426
426
426
426
Wheelbase mm 1009 1020 1036 1059 1081
For XXS and XXL orders, contact us for custom sizing

Measurements provided based on use of 700x42c tires.

*Head Tubes are (Integrated/Tapered) IS41/28.6 - IS52/40


SHIMANO GRX610 (RX610-12sp) 2X SHIMANO GRX (RX 822-12sp) 1X & (RX 820-12sp) 2X SHIMANO GRX Di2 (RX 815-11sp) 2X CAMPAGNOLO EKAR 1X SRAM FORCE AXS e-Tap 1X SRAM FORCE AXS e-Tap 2X
Frame T-Lab X3 (2024)
Fork
XD (carbon)
Drivetrain Shimano GRX610 (12sp-2X) Shimano GRX820 (12sp-2X)/ GRX822 (12sp-1X) Shimano GRX815 Di2 (11sp-2X) Campagnolo Ekar (13sp-1X) Sram Force AXS eTap (1X) Sram Force AXS eTap (2X)
Crankset
46-30T; 165/170/172.5/175
40T; 165/170/172.5/175 (1X) / 48-31T; 165/170/172.5/175 (2X)
48-31T; 165/170/172.5/175
38T; 165/170/172.5/175
40T; 165/170/172.5/175
43-30T; 165/170/172.5/175
Cassette 11-34 11-42 (1X) / 11-34T (2X) 11-34T 9-42, 10-44, 9-36 10-44t 10-33, 10-28, 10-36
Brakeset
RX610 / BR-RX400
BR-RX820
EP21-EKD13
ED-FRC-D1
Centerlock Rotors SM-RT70 - 160mm RT-MT800 - 160mm (1X) / RT-CL800 - 160mm (2X) RT-MT800 - 160mm DB-1605 - 160mm RT-CLX-R-A1-160mm
Wheelset
BOYD GVL
Tire Pirelli Cinturato Gravel
Cockpit +*
Handlebar ZIPP Service Course XPLR
Seatpost
ZIPP Service Course
Stem ZIPP Service Course
Saddle
WTB Volt
H-Bar Tape FSA Ultracork Handlebar Tape

*Based on availability from our suppliers, some equivalent substitutions may occur.

Rider Feedback

I have to compliment your team on the geometry and construction. It handles beautifully at all speeds whether climbing or descending, and better than my existing road and gravel bikes. A bike that does everything, and with style too. Kudos to the team!
Dan Lau
Issaquah, WA
Really sets itself apart from just about every other titanium gravel bike on the market today. The X3 can do it all.
Gravel Cyclist
X3 Review
I picked up my X3 from T-Lab a year ago. It has exceeded all my expectations-from fun-to-ride, to versatility and durability. Best bike I've ever owned.
Pat Ford
Toronto, ON
Has a feel like no other titanium bike. The much-lauded compliance of titanium is ever-present, soaking up road vibrations, but the X3 also brings razor-sharp handling and response to the party. Pressing on the pedals produces an immediate reaction, with acceleration like a kick in the pants and great torsional rigidity that counteracts it and ensures precise control.
Cycling Plus
X3 Review
The comfort level of the X3 comes without any sacrifice of stability, and some of the factors that improve the ride probably contribute to keeping the tires securely on the ground. I can now explore places that I would have actively avoided in the past. I no longer cringe when I hear stones striking tubes, and I don't mind the muddy spray that washes away. Maybe my grandson riding this bike 50 years from now will have more to say on the topic.
David Bergandine
Paxton, IL
Just completed a ride from Seattle to San Diego. I have loved my X3 the entire 1800 miles. No creaks, no problems and best of all, it’s such a comfortable ride.
Brian Thompson
North Fremantle, Australia
On the hills it was snappy out of the saddle, and the handling on the flowy turns felt solid. The top impression the X3 demonstrates though is the smooth ride compliance it give over the rumble and bumps. Your one-of-a kind frame design lives up to your claims.
Scott Dayberry
Colorado Springs, CO