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    ProTi bolt review

    Purchased a few of the new bicycle ProTi bolts in M5, M6 and one set of 6 rotor bolts.
    Packaging is impressive, every bolt is shrink wrapped, torque specs are provided for each bolt, anti-seize package supplied, decal, laminated card and a sealed box.
    The quality and color ( I have gold & blue ) looks great. The blue is a very nice color changing in different light conditions, they matched my blue Extralite hubs perfect.
    The 6 rotor bolts are slightly lighter than generic Ti bolts, 7.6 grams to 8.8 grams.
    Some forks require a low profile rotor bolt head to clear the fork, the ProTi rotor bolts use a low profile head.
    The M5 & M6 ProTi bolts are close to generic Ti bolts in weight.
    In the many years I've used Ti motorcycle & Bicycle fasteners these are by far the nicest bolts I've seen. I'll be placing a 2nd order.
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    Nice one xc71. Good to hear there's another option for sourcing some quality ti bolts.

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    Installed a couple more bolts.
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    Your bike is stunning! damn light for this kind of travel! around 21 pounds right? I've found on another post. Do you have an updated picture of the entire bike?

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    Thanks Andre. Yes 21 lbs. with 140mm rear travel and 150mm front, 2X9 gearing.
    The frozen water fall pic has the old brakes and rotors.
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    ProTi bolt review

    Every detail on your bike is well thought! Very cool!

    Recently installed my bolts, was happy to see the perfect fitting with lefty fork clamps.

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    Are they forged or cnc'd?

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    Forged.

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    Nice bike!

    How much weight can you save on a bike by going to Ti bolts and roughly how much does it cost to save said weight?

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    You pay a lot to lose a little. However the bling factor
    is way up there.

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    Seems the packaging is even more elaborate on larger bolt orders. Very impressive.
    Sure nice having all the dimensions of the bolts listed on their website, this was the deciding factor in ordering these M6 rotor bolts. The rotors have a 11mm recessed area for the bolt heads, which is exactly what the Proti bolts are.
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    Do you know why they don't offer black? Something tells me it requires a different process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Do you know why they don't offer black? Something tells me it requires a different process.
    I'm also curious about this. It's the only reason i haven't bought a handful of bolts already.

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    It's just a matter of anodizing them a different color.

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    Titanium cannot be anodized black, it's a whole different process called physical vapor disposition, or PVD. It's quite a bit more complicated than anodizing, which is probably why they aren't offering black bolts at the moment.

    Still, I would also like to hear if there are any plans by ProTi to offer black bolts, as I'm also holding off for those to arrive.

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    If you can anodize it any other color what keeps you from doing black?

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    You can't anodize titanium in any color. Black and red are two colors which cannot be achieved through anodizing as neither exists in the spectrum created by the oxide layer formed on the surface.

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    ProTi bolt review

    Here is the spectrum for Ti:



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    Sharpie.

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