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Why does Salsa state "Titanium skewers not recommended for suspension forks and full suspension frames"? They recommend stainless steel for suspended bikes.

Which is the stronger skewer, Ti or stainless steel?
If Ti is stronger, why not use it for suspension applications?

If SS is stronger, why not use it for rigid bikes?

Is this antiquated thinking? Do they think a rigid rider will put less stress on their axles than a fully suspended rider?

I'm confused...
 

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bang
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titanium is flexier than steel is, so using it on suspension could potentially make the system....well, less stiff. this isn't an issue with rigid forks or frames, so you can save some weight by using titanium skewers. there are several people that use titanium skewers on suspended bikes with no problems so, i dunno.
 
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