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Titanium. What’s the consensus

Two questions in one really.

I'm considering getting a titanium framed bike. It's a big investment - for me anyway, especially as I'm a Yorkshireman - so I don't just want to jump in, no matter how tempting it is.

Firstly, it's easy to believe from short term tests in magazines or on websites that it's a wonder material and that it'd be a good choice. But what about long term? Is it a keeper or would any foibles mean that I'd be looking to change to carbon or aluminium in a couple of years? Are there any possible stress points that I need to be aware of? I've seen a couple of examples that have suffered cracks, particularly round cable entry points.

Secondly, the frame I'm considering is a Kinesis GTD V2. It's a relatively new version of the GTD so there may not be a great deal of opinions out there but some forum members may have experience of the previous model.

Thanks in advance for comments.

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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