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Old 01-22-2008, 09:14 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GenKreton View Post
May I ask why Ti is good? Why is Aluminum a poorer choice?
Ti doesn't corrode and rides very well. The tube thickness tends to be pretty substantial as well so it doesn't tend to ding easily. Alu is a great material but it can make for a stiffer ride which isn't great on long rides, it really depends on how the frame is made. Alu bikes are good for racers that don't keep them a long time and Alu can corrode.

Ti is nice stuff... I have a steel bike and an Alu bike. Wish I just had a Ti bike although CF impresses to heck out of me. I saw a guy try to destroy his CF bike once in a fit of anger - he failed. I think it was a Look or Time frame... I've never ridden a Ti bike but I have ridden a CF Calfee that was big enough for me (size 64 or 65) and it was very sweet!

Ebay, craigslist... watch for your frame size...
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