Someone asked me the other day about Seven Cycles’ approach to combining titanium and carbon together in one frame. This conversation occurred, in part, because of our recent introduction of our Integrated Seat Post frame model.
Part of the conversation had to do with the various approaches to combining titanium and carbon together in a single frame. And why Seven approaches it the way we do. This is a long complex conversation. Not one we could cover in one discussion; so we focused on only one facet of titanium and carbon as frame materials: vibration and shock absorption.
Titanium and carbon are interesting in the context of vibration characteristics because they behave so different from each other. This difference is one of the primary reasons that Seven offers frames that combine both carbon and titanium—as well as monolithic titanium frames and full carbon fiber frames.