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    Titanium spokes...

    Where is the cheapest source for titanium spokes in the U.S. ?
    Those of you who have titanium spokes:
    How do you like them?
    Do you feel they are better than steel ones?
    What are the benefits/costs of titanium spokes?
    Thanks,
    Eli-Ti

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    Had some, were a nightmare to build with as they stretch, snapped loads (had never snapped a spoke before ever!), "feel" hahaha, no they feel the same, unless you mean to touch?

    Rubbish IME, stick with either Revolutions (same weight +-2g for 64 spokes) or CX-Rays

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    second cx-rays, nino uses DT aerolites, basically the same thing. You can find them for about $2 a spoke from beyond bikes

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    Iíve been using titanium spokes for 8 years, and never broke any of them or had problems
    The most important is the wheel be mounted by a professional
    You must use Ti-prep for the nipples, and is true you feel them more flexible than steel ones, so you must find the correct tension (firm but not overforced)
    Well mounted is the best spoke Iíve tried at least for the front wheel.
    If you have a high weight, I recommend them only in the front wheel because in the rear they flex laterally more than common spokes.
    Thatís the reason I have now ti-spokes in front and Cx-Ray in rear
    Also you get a little suspension for small bumps in front
    One more advantage is they need less regular centering than steel ones (included Cx-ray)
    And they work perfectly with dic wheels

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    I've been using ti spokes for about 6 years on different wheelsets dt and marwi, no problems at all. I had 2 DT 240 disk rear hub shells crack, I'm still using the same spokes on the new replacement hub no problems.
    la vida sigue.

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    Cane Creek Ti WAM

    I used the cane creek ti wam's, for me 225lbs they where way flexy, and I broke a few spokes. They where a pain in the A$$ to get replacements and $5.00 a spoke. I will not buy again. I now use Mavic 819's 3 cross to XTR hubs way stiffer and pretty light.
    All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi

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    Had 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Eli-Ti
    Where is the cheapest source for titanium spokes in the U.S. ?
    Those of you who have titanium spokes:
    How do you like them?
    Do you feel they are better than steel ones?
    What are the benefits/costs of titanium spokes?
    Thanks,
    Eli-Ti
    Had them on my XC wheelset a while back. Rode them for about three years before I sold the wheels to help pay for a new bike.

    The wheels were light, they held up fine to my 200 pound XC riding but, the wheels needed truing slightly more than my steel spoked wheels (maybe an extra time or two), but never any other issues with 'em.

    I was going with disc wheels on the new bike and didn't know if a Ti spoked wheelse would have been the best idea, so sold 'em off.

    For an XC bike, I'd buy 'em again.

    JmZ
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