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Why aren't there any Ti handlebars?(8 posts)

Why aren't there any Ti handlebars?DougSloan
Dec 19, 2002 9:26 AM
Too expensive, flexy or heavy compared to aluminum or carbon? If it's good for frames, why not handlebars?

Doug
Same reason its not good for forks?pmf1
Dec 19, 2002 10:04 AM
Whatever that is. To flexy and heavy I think.
Ti forkscxer
Dec 29, 2002 3:13 PM
Morati makes a fantastic titanium fork that Frischy rides for cross. It isn't common but is a good material just as it is for the frame.
re: Why aren't there any Ti handlebars?Lactate Junkie
Dec 19, 2002 10:07 AM
For the most part it will be heavier than an aluminum bar, although it would probably be stronger. The real big problem is that it is a real bitch to bend titanium. Ti is an excellent natural spring and to bend it you have to go WAY past where you want it to set and let it spring back. All in all, it could be done, but you wouldn't want to pay what it would cost.
oh, that bendy thingDougSloan
Dec 19, 2002 10:13 AM
Makes sense. I see there are straight Ti mtb bars, so that sort of supports the theory. Thanks.

Doug
weld a few tubes together in lieu of bending it?Fez
Dec 19, 2002 1:50 PM
weld a few tubes together in lieu of bending it?Akirasho
Dec 19, 2002 3:02 PM
... possible, but that becomes labor intensive... a big no no in manufacturing these days... there'd probably need to be a clear market and profitability for said outside of one offs and such.

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re: Why aren't there any Ti handlebars?Ye Olde Balde One
Dec 24, 2002 10:33 PM
There are, Passoni make a titanium bar, that comes welded to a titanium stem, as used by Claudio Chiappuchi in the 1993 Tour (with Cinelli badges on it!).