Titanium is a type of metal that is often sought after because it is extremely lightweight while retaining strength. It's said that Titanium is as light as aluminum but strong as chromoly. While this statement is close, that's not the case. Titanium is strong so it is able to use thinner wall tubing, so for the same strength, you can use thinner walled tubing. Affinity decided to pursue Titanium and utilize it for their Classic T bars. The strength is an attribute they couldn't waiver on so they tested different alloys and talked with many in and out of industry professionals to select the Grade 9 Titanium they use for these bars. They are committed to strength, this is also why Affinity opted to have .083" thick crossbar made special for this application. Affinity did their research and brought out a high end Titanium T bar that's destined to preform amazing. These bars come in at an astonishing 1 pound 13 ounces at 24" wide and 28" high.