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Titanium Bolts, Titanium Bolt, Titanium Fasteners, Ti Bolts

2017 Tallboy bolt list
Bike bolts
Number Location size length head material
2 brake mounts rear m6 20 shallow Ti
2 brake mounts front m6 15 shallow Ti
4 caliper mounts m6 15 shallow Ti
6 washers m6 Ti
2 Pivot Axle middle m5 20 not T Ti
1 Pivot Axle middle m6 20 not T Ti
2 Shock m8 35 not T Ti
2 XTR lever mount m5 15 shallow AL
1 sram mount m5 20 narrow ti
2 seat m6 12.5 Shallow Ti
1 seat clamp m5 15 ti
6 stem face plate m5 15 narrow Ti
1 GPS m4 25 tapper Ti
1 brake cable m3 10 non t Ti
1 Fit bolt m3 7 non t Ti
1 fox fork axle holder m4 8 tapper Ti
1 water B m5 20 Shallow Al
1 water B m5 15 Shallow Al
2 front D hander m5 10 Countersunk Al
 

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Titanium is a wonderful metal, for tubing. Not so much, as fasteners because they don’t like being stretched and pulled. Don’t make ti bolts the weak link.


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Titanium is a wonderful metal, for tubing. Not so much, as fasteners because they don't like being stretched and pulled. Don't make ti bolts the weak link.

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I disagree. Most factory race teams(moto and MTB), airplane manufacturers and orthopedic surgeons are using titanium for fasteners and screws. Steel is harder which is good for bolt heads but titanium is stronger and doesn't fatigue. I have titanium bolts that I have moved from bike to bike over the years. I just make sure to always buy Ti 6Al-4V alloy. I do have to be more careful when using small allen keys with the heads to make sure they are engaged before loosening and tightening.
 

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Ti is used for medical implants due to its inertness and bio compatibility. There are many grades of steel fasteners, and steel can be much stronger than titanium. Ti definitely fatigues and there are many cracked ti frames that attest to this. Note that ti spindles always have lower weight limits than steel. Sometimes ti is the best material, and sometimes it's not.
 

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Ti is used for medical implants due to its inertness and bio compatibility. There are many grades of steel fasteners, and steel can be much stronger than titanium. Ti definitely fatigues and there are many cracked ti frames that attest to this. Note that ti spindles always have lower weight limits than steel. Sometimes ti is the best material, and sometimes it's not.
Frames and spindles are different than fasteners, and there are plenty of cracks in steel frames as well. Shimano specs grade 5 titanium fasteners on its XTR line. Ibis also specs an aluminum front shock bolt and titanium rear shock bolt on all of its bikes.
 
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