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Titanium+carbon=good or bad(2 posts)

Titanium+carbon=good or badGrubby
Aug 16, 2001 5:28 AM
I have one of those tough choices in life - which frame to get? I fancy a Seven but am not sure whether to go for the all-titanium Axiom or push for the Odonata (which has carbon seat tube and seat stays). I weigh 150lbs and will be moving to a mountainous area, so lightness and stiffness are a factor, but I am concerned about durability. I still remember scare stories about glued carbon coming unstuck. Anybody got any experience of these frames, or perhaps I should consider something else? I don't want to buying another frame for a while (and I can only sell my motorcycle once!)
Shouldn't be a problemWhatever
Aug 16, 2001 10:41 AM
Glued carbon came unglued when it was glued to aluminum, and the materials came in contact setting up a galvanic corrosion reaction that chewed away at the joint. Carbon and Ti don't react like this, and the joints can last as long as you will feel like owning the bike.