whitch is lighter

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  • yamahaer99

Posted June 15, 2002 - 09:56 PM


is stainless steel lighter than alumiunium?

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  • PMK

Posted June 15, 2002 - 10:33 AM



Typically, magnesium is lighter than aluminum, aluminum is lighter than titanium, ti is lighter than steel.

Remember the intended function of the part as the material strengths are miles apart.


  • freestyle111

Posted June 15, 2002 - 11:14 AM


stainless steel is a alloy.depends on what kind of aluminum you are comparing it too.there's CNC aluminums,titanium alloys,forged aluminum,cast aluminum,etc.it all depends on different grades and finish of alloy products.i know for a fact cast iron is heavier than carbons fiber.if your trying to save weight stay away from cast iron parts.i can really feel the weight of my casy iron rims,but i get great traction.i used to bungy cord sand bags to rear fender for traction ,but dont have to since i went to cast iron rims and a lead seat.my problem is i aways come up about 15' short on the 50' double.ouch


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