Jan 25, 2012· Scandium sweet ride or poor reliabilty? I'm looking at getting my friend a FS XC bike, and I like a few of the Kona FS framesets, but they happen to be made of Scandium. I know that Scandium is just a special alloy of 7*** series aluminum, but it has a reputation for low weight at the consequence of poor reliability, kinda like carbon.
one thing i've found it that they should be cycled a couple of times when new, then disassembled and the innards inspected closely. the steel parts with burrs will quickly wear into the scandium of the frame. a few minutes on the bench stone cleaned everything up fine though.