Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, Wa.
Bikes: Right now....Kona Explosive w. XT, '97 Trek 8000 I'm fixing up, Goal; to build up my own FS bike.
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FS: Ti vs Aluminum
I am a relatively light (130lb) xc rider and want to build my first full suspension bike. I have most of the parts already except the frame, so I was looking around on the web, especially Titus. It seems as though the titanium frames are twice the price of aluminum ones.
Is there any advantage of having a ti frame, or does it just make you look like a show off who has way too much money to burn?
I could afford to splurge on the ti frame, because I have most all the other parts, but don't want to if there is not that much benefit in weight, handling, durability or otherwise. If I build this, I do expect to keep it for awhile.
Any opinions out there would be welcome. Thanks.