Originally posted by TA03 Drive Hard
Because titanium is 4 times lighter than stock steel yet retains the strength of steel...
i'll eat my hat if i'm wrong but I think you'll find titanuim is stronger than steel. i am pretty sure its even stronger than stainless steel(but not %100 on that).
take mountain bikes for instance, the frames they make out of Titanuim use tubes about half the diameter of the tubes on steel frames, why? because titanuim is about twice as strong(if not stronger).
my friend is a machinist and they won't do Titanaim at his shop because its to hard for the cutting bits, yet they will do steel.
this is all just based on what i've been told and not hard facts, maybe someone who knows for a fact could jump in here and clear it up for me?