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    What's the downside of titanium vs other materials?

    Besides price, of course ;-)
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    Nothing really...unless you're a bigger/heavier rider. If you are, it might have too much flex for you. I assume your question is about Ti frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    Nothing really...unless you're a bigger/heavier rider. If you are, it might have too much flex for you. I assume your question is about Ti frames.
    Yes, the q is about frames.

    I am leaning towards thinking about buying a Ti frame. It seems it has all other materials beat in every respect -- except price of course -- and was wondering if anyone felt differently....
    Big tex is going to jail. Fingers crossed.

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    It's "flexy" as some people like to say. Their argument is that the flex reduces the amount of power going from your legs to the wheels. On the other hand, the flex makes the frame very comfortable from what i've heard which may mean being able to cycle longer distances without fatigue from road vibrations.

    I don't produce enough power for it to matter so my dream TT/Tri bike will have a titanium frame.

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    Holmes, I will begin by stating I have owned and still own a Ti bike, a Carbon bike and Aluminum bike. Ti is awesome but has become very costly and not as light as the newer stuff. I luv my ti bike but if weight is your issue move on. It will last forever and usually ride like a caddy. I luv it but bought a new carbon bike. I luv it as well but I doubt it will be as great 5-10 yrs from now.

    Ti is great but good luck convincing anyon why it is the material of choice for the modern rider. Top of the line to frame is not cheap

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    Holmes?
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    Holmes?
    Good question.

    Who is Holmes?
    Big tex is going to jail. Fingers crossed.

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    Sherlock or John?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Maybe he was talking to this guy...



    Orale Holmes!
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    I used Holmes in the generic..That guy there fo-Sho may be Holmes....ala LA but I will for now and ever lasting refer to you as Oh Capt my Capt.

    So whats the deal with Ti? Homey?

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    It's also not as easy to shape into an aerodynamic frame. So CF has an advantage for TT bikes, ala the Cervelo P3.

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