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Old 01-16-19, 07:50 AM
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The big question for me is whether there's more overall flex than with the standard steel brompton. From my investigations flex felt when pulling on the handlebars becomes an issue at bar heights around that of th M-type. S-type riders don't tend to notice much flex, so perhaps you won't really feel any on this ti model. But I wonder how it would feel with higher bars. I believe the majority of the flex comes from the ridiculous wedge stem 1970s technology, so if titanium is less strong than steel at the same volume then the stem will flex more, and that wouldn't be good.
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