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Old 01-26-09, 12:51 PM   #1
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Fizik Saddles MG rails

how do the MG (which I assumed was magnesium) rails compare to the titanium & the K-ium rails.

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Old 01-26-09, 01:05 PM   #2
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Those rails marked MG are actually a high strength steel (easily confirmed with a magnet). They only add 10-15 grams of weight compared to the the more expensive Ti railed models. I've got Fizik Gobis with both types. Kium has to be a steel since it's also magnetic.

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Mg is the chemical symbol for magnesium. But, if they don't have a chemist/metallurgist on staff, they might also have meant Mn - manganese. Either/or - it makes for a very strong steel alloy.
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Those rails marked MG are actually a high strength steel (easily confirmed with a magnet). They only add 10-15 grams of weight compared to the the more expensive Ti railed models. I've got Fizik Gobis with both types. Kium has to be a steel since it's also magnetic.
Could be just an alloy with a percentage of steel. Stainless steel can be magnetic.
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