They aren't actually lighter than Al, though they will last longer.Here is a link to a titanium front sprocket this guy is selling I thought was interesting
What are your guys thoughts on these...? Worth it, useless, genius, snake-oil, etc...
i think it kinda weird that he is selling a product with no real info. just a pic of a sprocket that supposedly has 8000 miles on it. i think i'd pass on this and probly stick to brands i know. i'm not really a gambling man when it comes to the chain and the sprockets.Upon e-mailing him, this was the response I received without getting specific numbers (weight), which he has stated is on his to-do list and he will get to shortly.
"Our titanium sprockets last as long as steel but weigh about
the same as aluminum ones. I am attaching a pic of my personal sprocket
with 8000 miles on it so you can see how little wear there is."
Hmm... I certainly wouldn't buy anything until I had some more solid numbers such as weight and average lifespan.
Sure makes sense that titanium would be of higher quality (there's a reason they use it for aerospace tech), but that doesn't mean these specific sprockets are necessarily of higher quality or worth the money in any sense.
I would say it depends on how long he's been in business for.i think it kinda weird that he is selling a product with no real info. just a pic of a sprocket that supposedly has 8000 miles on it. i think i'd pass on this and probly stick to brands i know. i'm not really a gambling man when it comes to the chain and the sprockets.
Weight? Yes.Umm, do any other sprocket manufacturers list weight (or expected/average km's of use)?
Okay, not manufacturers specifically, but websites like this:Uhhhh, where?
They list the weight of which bike specific rear sprocket? With how many bolt holes and how many teeth, steel version and/or aluminum?