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Ti Gears(3 posts)

Ti Gearsflybyvine
Aug 16, 2001 9:48 PM
Are Ti casettes any more durable than steel ones or are they just lighter ? Need to decide on a record cassette

Cheers

Marshall
re: Ti Gearsnuke
Aug 16, 2001 10:38 PM
Ti, more durable? Noooo! Ti gears are used because they are lighter. They actually wear out quicker. That's why on Dura-Ace, only the 3 biggest gears are titanium. You wouldn't typically use those gears as much and with them being bigger gears, there can be more weight savings with them being made out of titanium.

So, basically, if durability is your focus, don't use Ti. But if you want lightweight and have the bucks to replace 'em, then go ahead, many people do! Keep in mind, they don't wear down ridiculously fast...just faster...I'd guess...maybe 80% of the life of a steel gear?
re: Ti Gearsflybyvine
Aug 16, 2001 11:37 PM
Thanks

This is mainly for my second ride used for commuting and back up. My main ride has 10sp Record mixed Ti & Steel.

I just need compatability so I may as well stick to all steel in this case (the rest is Daytona 10sp).

Cheers