Today I went with "Steel is Real" and took out my trusty old steel hardtail. 2 days ago, a carbon bike threw me down hard bruising up my hip. Yesterday a Ti bike chucked me down a rocky section of trail cutting up my knee, shoulder and misc bruises. After that crash, I went back out on a steel SS mtb and rode the same trail the carbon bike threw me down on without incident. Today, I rode down the same trail the ti bike threw me down - without incident. Steel is forgiving. - Either that or my bikes gave up hurting me for Lent.