Most of the early mountain bikes were made from steel but bike makers were always looking for alternate materials including titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. Titanium has a lot of desirable properties including strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion. The downsides to Ti included raw materials costs and the extra steps that are required while building the frames. It is a balance between costs and benefits.
If the cost benefit analysis works for you, we can build a Whiskeytown Racer or Route 29 in titanium. Choose from a natural finish or from the entire menu of custom Mountain Goat paints from AirArt.