There are numerous advantages of getting a titanium bike that justifies the hefty price tag that comes with it. Despite the price, a lot of bikers consider a titanium ride their ultimate bike. Let’s find out why.
Titanium is one of the strongest metals on our planet. Its strength and durability mean a lot when it comes to bikes. Your titanium bike can easily shrug off accidents and bumps without you wondering if you need to have it checked for damages immediately after your fall. It takes a BIG accident to affect this metal.
Ti is basically fatigue resistant and you can consider it a forever bike if you don’t follow the trends too much.
One of the advantages titanium bikes have over carbon fiber is that they are not as stiff but can be comparable in lightness. Steel and aluminum can absorb shocks when ridden offroad but steel can be heavier than Titanium and aluminum can be stiffer. With this material, you get the shock absorption ability of steel combined with the lightness of carbon fiber. Manufacturers of titanium bikes consider the density and tensile strength of their material when they design a bike.
Issues about limits when it comes to lightness and strength can be resolved by designing the right thickness of the tubing. Overall, titanium bikes may have a limit of 2 pounds to ensure that the bike is not too flexible. Too much flexibility can be an issue since a moveable bike can reduce speed and make the biker expend more effort to ride it. Your Ti bike has great damping properties.
The lightness of Ti bikes can be compared to carbon fiber bikes, although, carbon manufacturers do make lighter bikes. Being lightweight means you can move better and with more agility when riding your Ti bike.
You do not have to worry about corrosion if you get a Ti bike. This material is strong and basically anticorrosive. As I said several paragraphs above, it can be your forever bike and you can even pass it down to your kids. Most bikes made from this material are designed with the classic 2 triangles, which make them not as showy as recent designs but still eyecatchers, nonetheless.
Most Ti bikes last a lifetime. They are considered classics in bike circles today and you can be assured that the impressive prices that usually accompany these bikes are worth it.