I have been riding a ti spring on my 2006 v-10 for a while now and decided to try out a steel spring and see what the diffrence was and to my surprise the steel spring made the bike feel more alive. Granted the v-10 has 10 inches of travel so it will not be as alive as other bikes but I feel like I like the ride of the bike better with a steel spring then a ti spring. I know the ti is lighter but, on a dhx shock it isn't that big of a diffrence because the stock steel dhx springs are tiny compared to say a stock steel 5th element spring. Any one else feel like steel springs give the bike a more "springy" feel? That does sound stupid but I can't think of how else to describe it. The ti spring didnt have much of a springy feel it just felt very dead.