Could titanium bikes be set to get cheaper?
("Scientists develop manufacturing process that massively reduces the steps required to product titanium components"):
http://road.cc/content/tech-news/240277 ... et-cheaper
Mmmm... "a material as strong as steel but half the weight"... (think, more energy efficient to accelerate, etc...)
Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down (link is external) have apparently developed a process that reduces the 40 stages required in producing titanium down to just two steps. It says this could potentially halve the cost of titanium production.