Ti, not as good as you think.
Simon Noooo, But then it must be 10 years old now. My On-one Ti-CX is still going strong, does that mean its just got rarer
Yeah, got it in 2003. One of the original pre-orders. Partly responsible for brant putting a disc mount on there. Still miffed he didn’t use Bez’s suggestion of naming it the stigmata 🙂Posted 4 years agoKlunkMember
You get what you pay for and Ti takes a lot of material knowledge to work with. I’ve seen loads of cheap Ti that’s cracked but not one originally owned Seven or IF.
IIRC someone over on bikemagic had a seven crack at the bb and then seven tried to fob him off with a very shonky repair.Posted 4 years agothekingisdeadMember
Titanium is fine and a material that is very well suited to bike frame manufacture. The issue will be either poor design (most likely), material or manufacturing quality issues or rider abuse or misuse.
Are there any other causes of failure? I think you’ve named them alllPosted 4 years agokharimMember
I broke two titanium frames (Raleigh dynatech titanium) back in the early 90’s. 3rd time lucky though and the bike is still in use. Ti must be really really good though as some people pay £1,800 😯 or there about for a HT frame. Think I will stick to my Ragley Pig X for a bargain £160Posted 4 years agoTheGingerOneMember
My original geared Tinbred is 7 or 8 years old now and still going strong. My Yeti ASR lasted 2.5 years before a rock strike cracked a weld and wrote it off. The Tinbred frame was half the price of the Yeti.Posted 4 years ago
I also cracked the aluminium swingarm on a 98 Marin Mount Vision so on my evidence Ti is clearly the best 🙂 , though I expect to go back to Steel for my next frame
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