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    Titanium Fork Springs?

    I know there are a number of companies that provide titanium rear shock springs however is there anyone who sells ti fork springs?

    Two much turkey at Christmas and I am looking for all the weight savings I can buy
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    Race Tech has a set for the KTM 48s and the MTB folks are using them.
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    As I understand it, the problem with internal ti springs is that unless they are plated in some fashion, shavings from the springs constantly sliding against the fork tubes can contaminate the internals, causing serious damage. Apparently this is not an issue with regular chromium springs.
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    The main problem with Ti springs is that they fatigue very quickly. Very expensive and need frequent replacment. Just beware of that fact.
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    I have performed extensive research on this topic and actually found a manufacturer. I had about 5 riders that were willing to support it by sending me money to get it started, but the problem I ran into was that I need 10 springs per size to start an order and I only had 5 riders with three different sizes. That will not work for production.
    The Ti grade was a BETA 200,000 psi tensile strength. The same as RCS.
    As far as Ti not lasting longer as steel, I have to dis-agree because the memory of Ti vs Steel is much longer lasting and accurate.

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    I am running a Ti rear on the RM , no differance in performance or feel. Just bling bling on the bike and less weight in your wallet.
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