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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:08 pm 
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First of all, lets limit the discussion to aluminium or titanium bolts. I know that steel bolts are fit and forget, but hey, we are on the weight weenies forum after all. In addition, they must come in black and have a nice finish. I suspect the black requirement takes most of the titanium bolts out of consideration. Finally, they must be intended for 3-speed cranksets, in this case a THM Clavicula.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:22 pm 
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I got some pretty nice black Ti bolts for my brake calipers from R2. What's the problem with black Ti bolts?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:34 pm 
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No problem, just that black ti bolts are not that common, especially when compared to aluminium ones. Additionally, is the added weight of ti worth it in this application?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Aluminum is fine for chainring bolts, except maybe on a tandem. Alum is lighter by about 1/3 than Ti. Alum is easier to get in colors.

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Aluminium, I use Truvitiv as they come with a 5mm/6mm Allen fitting for the male/female rather than the silly screwdriver slot, easy to get, fairly light (19g for a set of 4 for 2 rings) and fairly cheap.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:32 pm 
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if you are in UK, check out the Onza aluminium chain ring bolts on ebay - they have Torx socket so more robust than hex socket.

nothing wrong with with using alloy bolts - top of the range Shimano XTR chainset have them.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Alu for many many km. Mine came from Toronto Cycles as part of a very large order switching over to all Alu/ Ti bolts. Can't fault them when super reliable and 6g for 4 bolts (1x10)


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I have best luck with original Shimano alu. bolts(came with xtr-970 crankset) and Extralite Extrabolts. No problems whatsoever.

I cannot recomend KCNC or Tiso.

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