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    Weight difference between Ti and steel bolts?

    I am talking about for rotors. Is it worth the upgrade? I can get a set of 6 for $20.00.
    Can the rotational weight savings be felt?
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    Your probably going to save about 7 or 8 grams depending on what bolts you have and which ones you get. You definitely won't 'feel' 7 or 8 grams especially near the hub so the choice is up to you. $20.00 is a good price if you believe these bolts will make you faster because if you believe they will, chances are they will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamisdakar
    Can the rotational weight savings be felt?
    No. The rotational weight issue is to do with weight out at the rim. Miniscule difference at the hub will not be felt. 6x steel bolts are ~24g IIRC. Ti will be ~16g.

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    Here is some specs:



    I myself use 3 steel and 3 Ti on each rotor, I like the steel's torx heads better cause I can crank them down harder without stripping the head, quite a few people here have been going to 3 bolts only on a rotor, to scary for my taste, although I did try it one afternoon for entertainment and then I thought better of it.

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    Thanks, that helps alot.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    Here is some specs:



    I myself use 3 steel and 3 Ti on each rotor, I like the steel's torx heads better cause I can crank them down harder without stripping the head, quite a few people here have been going to 3 bolts only on a rotor, to scary for my taste, although I did try it one afternoon for entertainment and then I thought better of it.

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    Not too much of weight loss, except i'd feel good about it.
    $40 for about 15grams of savings.
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    been running 3 bolts each for a while now..no dramas...as yet :-)

    my trusted mechanic buddy thinks I am crazy, hence will prob take his advice and got back to 6.

    agree its all in the head at this kind of wt difference...

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