Why do titanium raleighs sell so cheap when other ti frames sell for 3 times the price if not more?
I don't think it is actually a full ti frame. I believe it has Ti main triangle tubes bonded into steel or aluminum.
That's correct. The top tube and down tubes are commercially pure titanium, which is bonded into aluminium (and I think steel) lugs, with a steel rear triangle. The more 'up market' Ti frames instead use welded, aerospace-grade titanium.
These old M Trax and Dynatech frames were an interesting idea - giving some of the benefits of Ti (flex) , while keeping a stiffer rear triangle, without breaking the bank.
Wanted: 19"+ Dynatech or M Trax MTB (1991-1995)
I cannot lie. I love Dynatechs and British steel: