We use Titanium 3Al 2.5V alloy. It is used in aerospace, military and of course the bicycle industry. One of the best things with Titanium, unlike every other material, is that every scratch adds character. It becomes yours. You can choose to polish scratches out or own it like a badge of honour.
Don’t like scratches then you can use a bit of “scotch brite” or similar and liberally applied baby oil. Yes baby oil… I don’t know why but it removes finger prints and brings the frames up to showroom glory.
I have been a Product Designer for 25+years. I ended up working for companies wanting to transfer their production to Asia. Working with a supplier is a relationship. They want to make product to keep their factory busy so they can pay their workers fairly. We have selected one of the best Titanium factories in the worlda. They are close to the Titanium Mills and can hydroform the tubes, CNC solid Titanium inhouse and have skilled welders. Their staff are cyclists so they have a indoor BMX track for their staff to test bikes.
Titanium frames are remarkably robust and light. Due to their strength and longevity, they can withstand the demands of off-road riding and long-distance travel. Titanium frames are excellent for usage in damp or humid situations because to their great corrosion resistance.
Riding a titanium frame is incredibly comfortable. The material's inherent flexibility aids in absorbing the shock of cycling over uneven terrain. When riding on uneven surfaces, the flexibility also lessens the vibration that can happen. This results in a smoother, more pleasant ride.
Titanium frames are remarkably robust and long-lasting. They require little upkeep and can last for many years. They are therefore a fantastic option for individuals who want to continue riding their bikes for a very long time.