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This week we’ve been busily putting the new range of Titanium bolts on the website from Pro-Bolt, who’ve been supplying numerous race teams for many years. From cars, to bikes and planes they supply F1 teams and have now ventured into the cycle world. I was at first dismissive of the benefits but the scales don’t lie.

I’ve taken from the range 3 parts to compare and see just how much difference there is, be prepared to be surprised!

Alloy version Titanium Version

 

An Alloy Lockring - 14g

An Alloy Lockring - 14g

 

A Titanium Lockring

A Titanium Lockring - 8g!


 

A 20mm M5 alloy bolt - 8g

A 30mm M6 alloy bolt - 8g

 

A Ti 20mm m5 bolt - 5g

A Ti 30mm m6 bolt - 5g


 

A 20mm m5 bolt - 4g

A 20mm m5 bolt - 4g

 

A 20mm m5 Ti bolt - 2g!

A 20mm m5 Ti bolt - 2g!


These 40% – 50% weight savings, although only small, would soon add up if you had the time and patience to kit your bike out.

If you changed 10 bolts at 5g per bolt, that’s a 20th of a kg for not a lot of money and the increased strength and rust proofness of Titanium. (Fact of the day – a Boeing 777 has 59 tons of titanium on board!) Ti is also twice as strong as Al, as strong as steel while being 45% lighter – all claims, thank you wikipedia.

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