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    Has anyone broken a Ti soft-tail (Dean Duke, Moots YBB, etc)

    Okay, I've gone from thinking that a no-pivot soft-tail is a bad idea, to now thinking it's what I want as a replacement for my AL hard-tail. Just wondering if anyone has actually broken one, as that was my initial concern.

    Oh, and if anyone knows of a used one for sale in ~17.5" (BB ctr to ctr), please feel to drop me a line or point me in that direction.

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    I've never seen a Ti soft tail break, not to say it hasn't happened. Ti is a great material for soft tails because the fatigue life of Ti is much better than Al and it has great elongation properties. These make Ti a great choice for a soft tail bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum
    I've never seen a Ti soft tail break, not to say it hasn't happened. Ti is a great material for soft tails because the fatigue life of Ti is much better than Al and it has great elongation properties. These make Ti a great choice for a soft tail bike.
    That's the conclusion I've been coming to, just looking to play devil's advocate with my new search direction. Thanks...

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    I bought a YBB not too long ago to replace my Alum hard tail. It was heaven.

    I I then sold my YBB needing more suspension and have been riding my Alum harttail again until the full suspension is built. I have been so unmotivated to ride since I've gone back to the hardtail.

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