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Old 12-07-10, 02:44 AM
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Any benefit to Titanium chains?

Hey is there any benefit to titanium chains in mountain biking? What affect does a 50-60g weight improvement have?


Apparntly the world's lightest bike chain at 210g.

but pricey....


http://www.yaban.com/Process9b18.htm...prod_key=74966
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Old 12-07-10, 04:16 AM
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I would not even consider riding a bike without a titanium chain or obtanium shock springs or diamond encrusted pedals. Anybody in our crew who shows up without said parts are laughed off the trail head.
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I think weight is the main benefit to something like a Ti chain. It really will make your wallet weigh less than before you got it. If you're looking for "bang for the buck" improvements, platinum plated LBD's are really the way to go.
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Old 12-07-10, 08:02 AM
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Well, no duh. I mean of course.. but.. is there any benefit, other than mounds of chicks being a stud freak.
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not so much on a throw away part. If you have to go lightweight on a chain get the one with hollow pins.
I think SRAM makes them.
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