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Old 08-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by notmybikemodelname View Post
Strong? You meant to say stiff, right? Titanium would not stand up to the rigors of off road riding and the flexural modulus that offroad riding requires, the tubes would be fine, but all of the welds would fall part with one good day in the Cali deserts. A road bike like Armstrong's would never see the bashing thatoffloadd bikes get and this Martian machine will never go fast enough to stress the material or the welds.

I had titanium pipe berths and stanchions on my Grand Prix offshore racer and they all broke welds routinely because they can't flex properly without breaking welds.

Great material if used correctly, not for a dirt bike though.
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