New steel could be stronger and lighter than titanium

Metallurgists have developed a new kind of steel which they claim to be stronger, lighter and cheaper than titanium

A new kind of steel that could topple titanium as the ultimate choice for bike frames has been invented. The team claims it is stronger and as lighter, crucially, could cost one tenth of the price.

Most steels are cheap compared to titanium but they are usually weaker and heavier. On the other hand, titanium is nowhere near as stiff as steel, is expensive to make and can break more easily.

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