Originally Posted by ZMM_OMG
Oh.. BTW to the original poster... sorry for the
Yeah, sorry for the complete derailment.
Stainless over ti just because I prefer the way steel rides over ti, and with similar anti-corrosion capabilities from stainless compared to it, it just seems like an easy personal choice. The limiting factor is hardware, ti already has plenty of OS headtube choices and PF30 or BB30 shells, while stainless has been lagging behind on these choices. Plus I want to do discs, so I need burlier chain and seat stays and that's tougher with stainless, so I may end up going ti again anyway, or I may accept a little corrosion risk and go with a steel tubeset.
Finally, pure vanity, polished stainless makes for a classic, nearly chrome chain stay look when done up with a mostly painted/powdered frame. My current bike is ti with acid etching and it's just a boring look.