Originally posted by Donnie-D
I replaced my steel pivot balls with titanium ones. They're a little more expensive, but they're a lot more durable.
Are they thicker than the steel ones they replace?
If they're not then they are actually less durable but weigh less. Common myth is that Ti is stronger than steel, it isn't. It is less dense than steel and it all depends on which alloys of steel are being compared to which alloy of Ti.
I'm sticking to the steel pivot balls, at $9 srp for 4 they are a bargain vs. $15 for 2.