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Why doesn't anybody make titanium springs for fox 36VAN forks?

As an aftermarket part the weight could easily be reduced by using something like that
 

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nitropiro said:
Why doesn't anybody make titanium springs for fox 36VAN forks?

As an aftermarket part the weight could easily be reduced by using something like that
No, weight would not be "easily" reduced. I have a titanium medium spring for my marzocchi 888, I have a steel medium and light spring. The titanium spring weighs about the same as the light spring. It does not save much weight at all. On a rear shock you are maybe saving 1/3rd a pound or so at the most. In some isolated cases where the spring is super long (like a 3 or 3.5" stroke rear shock) you might see some bigger savings, but I highly doubt you'd see much weight saved in a fox fork. You might save 100g, and the cost to benefit ratio is pretty poor. Titanium springs like that usually cost upwards of $100, more like $200.
 

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As an aftermarket product many people would be willing to spend $150 dollars for a 100g savings as well as the bragging rights. And if I am not mistaken titanium springs offer a different feel than steel coils which may be of some benefit to a rider.
 

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Totally guessing here, but I bet the thicker wire necessary for a Ti spring might be hard to manufacture because of the small coil diameter (only ~1.25" OD). There's a limit to what wire diameter and coil diameters are possible.
 
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