Is titanium good for mountain bikes?

Is titanium good for mountain bikes?

Titanium is the ultimate bike frame material when it comes to adventure bikes. Tough and light. You get the benefits of a steel bike with the lightweight of a carbon frame.

Is a titanium bike frame good?

Lighter than steel and stronger than aluminium, titanium has long been considered one of the best – and most luxurious – frame materials. While carbon fibre is clearly the material of choice for top racing frames, titanium is no slouch either when put to good use.

Can a titanium bike frame crack?

If the titanium absorbs either gas it becomes brittle and will crack over time. This crack is right near the BB at the seat of two major welds. The tube would have been very hot there and if it was not properly shielded by argon during welding and cooling, it could have absorbed air during that period.

Are titanium bike frames strong?

Surprisingly, modern titanium bicycle frames are much more likely to break than steel frames. Not because of strength, but just plain defective materials. There are applications where titanium may be stronger, or more reliable, but bicycle fame building is not it.

Why do titanium bike frames crack?

The reason is that if the original seam weld in the chainstay was at fault, the material all around the original crack location might already have been embrittled. Titanium, when heated to welding temperatures, dissolves oxygen and nitrogen like nobody’s business and that turns it brittle.

Are titanium bikes stiff?

Many riders find that titanium frames offer the best ride characteristics of any bike frame material. The reason is that the material strikes an excellent compromise between compliance and stiffness. Titanium frames offer the stiffness of aluminum or carbon fiber with a less harsh ride feel.

Is a titanium MTB frame worth it?

The Ti bike is lighter than steel and a little more snappy. It does not have the same spring as steel, but has a pretty good ride at less weight. I have had my steel bike crack and it was repaired and was good as new post repair. I have seen Ti frames crack too and be repaired.