We make our Clydesdale bike frames with titanium to provide customers with the highest quality material possible. It’s lighter than steel and makes it easier for us to build custom frames with larger diameter tubing. With a titanium frame, you can transfer more power to the bike while enjoying a comfortable ride that won’t beat your body up over long treks. Titanium inherently possesses the characteristics needed to increase performance without causing excessive neck, back, or knee pain you may experience when riding long distances. Also, bikes made from other materials such as carbon fiber are less durable and start to reveal weaknesses on longer rides.
Another great benefit of titanium frames is that they will never rust. It’s a durable and corrosion-resistant metal that can be left unaltered for years. Unlike other materials, there’s no need to paint or powder coat the frame because the insides of the tubes are corrosion-proof. In the long run, your bike frame will last much longer and be less susceptible to damage from the elements.
Without a doubt, titanium has some pretty incredible properties that make it a popular metal for bike frames. Testing has proven that it can withstand three times the force of aluminum and two times as much as steel without permanent damage. Not only does it resist cracking better than steel and carbon fiber from impact, but it also lasts longer due to its resistance to corrosion and UV rays. It is truly a frame that can last a lifetime.