Titanium Spokes!

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2/4/2020 8:26 PM

I see Warp9 has started selling Ti spokes.

Anyone try them out yet?

I just ordered a set for my KTM, just to see what they're like.
Might take me a bit before I find a hub to lace them to.
(looking for a light hub)

Cheers!

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2/5/2020 4:19 PM

red_leader wrote:

I see Warp9 has started selling Ti spokes.

Anyone try them out yet?

I just ordered a set for my KTM, just to see what they're like.
Might take me a bit before I find a hub to lace them to.
(looking for a light hub)

Cheers!

Fucking awesome! Where did you order and how much? A half pound of unsprung wheel weight per wheel is quite a bit.

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2/5/2020 5:29 PM

They were $225 per set per wheel.

The had stock sized spokes available for the ktm/husky.

Although they said depending on your bike, you may have to buy a full wheel from them.

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2/5/2020 5:30 PM

Nipples included!


heh heh. nipples.

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2/7/2020 8:13 PM

Interesting. Ti is a lot springer than steel, IE more rubbery, size for size, for a given tensile strength. Are the new spokes thicker?

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If the glass is half full it's twice as big as it needs to be.

2/9/2020 12:47 AM

Well, spokes work in tension, so I don't think that matters?

I dunno, I don't have them yet. I'll give a report when I get them.

disclaimer: I'm slow.

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2/9/2020 4:39 PM

I have a full W9 wheel set with the new Ti spokes, The reduced weight is definitely noticeable. The bike feels more "flick-able", especially in the air. 10/10 worth the $$

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2/10/2020 12:58 PM

Just got the front set!
They look good.
13.8 oz.
Will compare to the stock set when I take my wheel apart.

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2/10/2020 1:01 PM

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2/10/2020 5:47 PM

What color nipples did you go with? Very awesome shit bro

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2/10/2020 6:05 PM

Couldn't decide so I went silver.
They had every color.
They are beefy billet 7075 nipples.
Almost tempted to run stock if these are heavier, but I have to compare them first.

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2/10/2020 7:41 PM

Nipples

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2/14/2020 11:21 PM

Stock is 20.8 oz
So they save 7 oz (almost half a pound)
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2/15/2020 1:06 AM

Man, a half pound of unsprung, rotating weight is a lot!

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2/21/2020 4:27 AM

Are any of the pros using these Ti spokes?

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If the glass is half full it's twice as big as it needs to be.

2/21/2020 10:08 AM

i feel like these wont be to durable? anything titanium i put on my bikes other than body bolts seems to fall apart quickly. i didnt see these on their website. do they only work with warp 9 wheels or?

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2/21/2020 5:01 PM

I called them. It's on their site somewhere, but it's hard to find. You have to google it.
They mostly work with Warp9 wheels, but the have stock sizes for some bikes. (like KTM)

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2/22/2020 4:50 AM

adam8781 wrote:

i feel like these wont be to durable? anything titanium i put on my bikes other than body bolts seems to fall apart quickly. i didnt see these on their website. do they only work with warp 9 wheels or?

What titanium parts have failed sir?

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If the glass is half full it's twice as big as it needs to be.

2/25/2020 9:16 AM

LuxonMX here.

1/2 a pound out of a wheel is definitely noticeable. Wheels are unsprung and rotational weight, plus they're the furthest components from the bikes CG, so the polar moment drops a bunch when wheel weight drops.

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2/25/2020 7:23 PM

The light weight of Hoosier tires are very noticeable over the Dunlop’s in terms of gyro effect. Just because you don’t notice doesn’t mean everyone doesn’t. In terms of spinning weight that’s a lot.

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2/25/2020 8:58 PM

In an earlier post you said it would be almost impossible to tell a difference unless there was at least 2lbs weigh difference though?

http://pulpmx.com/2019/02/25/keefer-tested-hoosier-mx-tire-test/

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2018 KTM 250sx
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2/25/2020 10:20 PM

hey barnett, are you done editing? just wanted to say that you're full of shit laughing

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2/28/2020 7:34 AM

On the topic of Nipples, How do the anodized black and other colors hold up? Was thinking of doing orange or black when I rebuild my wheel set.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

2/28/2020 3:58 PM

barnett468, you are the troll. Everything that you spout off is literal crap. You then hide behind a "I worked for Factory Kawi R&D blah blah...". The key term in "worked" as in past tense.Quit commenting on things you know nothing about, or claiming noone can tell....

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3/13/2020 12:29 AM

Installed!
I ended up buying a 2020.5 factory hub.
Stronger, but still 2 oz lighter than stock.
This wheel is so light! Photo
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3/13/2020 12:49 AM

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3/13/2020 2:27 AM

Chuck it on the scales!

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3/13/2020 6:23 AM

red_leader wrote: Photo

Looks sweet! Can't wait to hear the feedback.

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3/13/2020 4:10 PM

Is there more wheel maintenance with ti spokes as far as keeping them true and finding loose spokes after motos? Are they comparable to steel in that aspect?

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3/15/2020 5:00 PM

Those look awesome!

Ti spokes are pretty common for bicycles. They generally work fine in that application, which probably leaves less margin for error. Using spoke prep to prevent seizing is particularly important with ti I'm told. My son's MTB has ti spokes and no problems fwiw.

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