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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by redride, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. redride

    redride Monkey

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    Hi Guys, been looking at Ti coil springs for a bit and the obvious ones are Obtanium. Problem is. cant seem to find them anywhere. Are they shut?

    Besides obtanium, what is the best alternatives from your vast experience. How's is RCS? Ti Seems to be harder and harder to get.

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  2. boogenman

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    If your LBS uses BTI they can get you a RCS spring, all sizes and rates are in stock right now.
     
  3. frorider

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    I own two RCS Ti springs, and both of them saved just a modest amount of weight (around 70-90 g) vs a quality steel spring of same stroke & stiffness and inner diameter clearance.

    My Cane Creek Ti spring (400 X 3.0), on the other hand, saved 200 g vs steel with same ID.
     
  4. klunky

    klunky Turbo Monkey

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    Obtanium are no more really.
    Slightly off topic but does anyone know why Ti springs are not used in F1 racing?
     
  5. mtg

    mtg Green with Envy

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    They use torsional springs, not coil springs due to lower induced damper friction. I'm not sure what material they use, though. But, that's why you don't see a Ti coil spring.
     
  6. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I would guess its because Ti is a memory metal? Might not take well to the twisting?
     
  7. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    correct, though they still have heave springs on the car.....which can come off and hit you in the head (massa) and i do believe they are steel. some cars are using rotary dampers too








    on topic:
    rcs springs are usually readily available but have been the heaviest option out there.
    Fox, RS and CC all offer Ti springs direct from them (or a dealer)

    DSP used to sell nice lightweight Ti springs but i think they are only selling them with their shocks right now
     
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  8. Trekrules

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    You could also take a look at Kronos Ti springs
     
  9. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    I think the Kronos stuff is somehow related to DSP, I ended up there when searching DSP on google. Thinking of ordering one myself actually...
     
  10. Tomasz

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    Any idea where we can actually purchase Kronos Ti springs?
     
  11. Raingauge

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  12. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i was corrected by Mr Steve Matchett. they are Ti
     
  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    A linearly actuated coil springs is in fact a torsion spring as the internal forces are 'twisting forces'. Just different packaging than what you would normally consider a linear torsion spring actuated in a rotary manner.

    A coil spring displaced rotationally resists bending.
     
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  14. MBU4Dirt

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    This is contact on Kronos Ti springs: stsales@springtime.vg They are in full stock.
    Let me know if you want one!

    If you're in UK, Simon@Loco is the guy to speak to about Titanium springs.
     
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