Ahh..makes sense, Thank you. I always thought titanium was stronger and lighter than steel, but I guess not.
Yes that is true it is both lighter and typically stronger (there are ssome exotic steel alloys that rival ti). confused?. The problem is that structural properties are complex and not a single parameter. Titanium is typically stronger and lighter but strength is typically measured by "yield strength" (or sometimes UTS (ultimate tensile strength)) The yield strength is the point where you apply stress (bend) until the material doesn't return to it's original shape (ie permanently deforms). Titanium alloys are more flexible but at the same time are also more resistant to permanent bending.
The specification for elastic bending of a material is called the "Young's Modulus" and is is simply the ratio of stress/strain (IOW a ratio of how much force cause how much bend) Here steel is typically much stiffer, ie having a much higher YM
To confuse matters even more these properties can be measured by unit weight or by unit volume. Steel is stronger then kevlar or carbon fiber by unit volume, but not by unit weight. In other words two cables 2cm in diameter; the steel cable would be stronger than the kevlar cable (UTS). But two 100' long cables each weighing 5kg the kevlar cable would be stronger.
That is why you hear so many confusing and seemingly contradictory "what is stronger" facts about Steel VS aluminum VS carbon fiber vs titanium. Each material has specific positives and any can be shown to be the "strongest" or best in one or more specific property(s).