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I just installed the titanium / aluminum kit on my Moto-lite. The shock rocker bolts which also hold the seatstays on to front triangle are aluminum. Has anyone ever heard of one of these aluminum bolts failing?
 

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I'm assuming the kit should be the same for the Racer-X. I figured out ( I think ) the size for the horst links, for the lower shock bolt, the upper shock bolt. Should I also change the two x-link bolts (the 4 black ones are already aluminum so not those)? Should I also change the quad bearing bolt? I didn't pull the crank and haven't peeked behind the chainrings so I don't even know what's holding it on. Thanks.
 

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dulyebr said:
I just installed the titanium / aluminum kit on my Moto-lite. The shock rocker bolts which also hold the seatstays on to front triangle are aluminum. Has anyone ever heard of one of these aluminum bolts failing?
I was wondering what is included in the ti/al kit, how much weight savings it provides, and how much it costs? Thanks.
 

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4 rocker bolts, the 2 bolts that hold the shock, the 2 bolts that connect the seatstays to the chainstays and the stock seatbolt clamp (which I've changed to a Salsa QR so couldn't use).

Saves about 85g (3oz.)
 

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xl_cheese said:
buy bolts from racebolts.com. They are a LOT cheaper than buying from titus.

While you're at it you can get them for other applications on your bike.
I had a really hard time finding the bolts specific to the Titus frame. I finally gave up and just bought from Red Barn Bicycles. Still cheaper than Titus. At about a dollar for each gram saved it's not too bad of a deal (But, certainly not great either.)
 

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Vader said:
besides racebolts I've also sourced alot of Ti and Al bolts from www.titaniumfasteners.com and www.hyperbolts.com. Service from all three are pretty good.
Can someone please post the bolt sizes or send me an email with the sizing. I'm also looking to buy the ti bolt upgrade kit but finding it's quite expensive through other sources. :madman:

thanks!

email: [email protected]
 

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dulyebr said:
We even run the aluminum bolts on our downhill team bikes. We have NEVER had one fail.
Oh really. Should I post pics?

Well, a benefit to being a sponsored pro is new gear every season, and constant maintenance by a paid mechanic, so I suppose that could be the case. Not so for a regular guy who rides the same bike for years.

Absolutely use a torque wrench with the al linkage bolts. The torque will determine the strength and longevity, and undertorquing is just as bad as too much. When one of them fails, there's going to be collateral damage. . .
 
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