BREDBURY, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Renthal's new Apex stem range is designed for mountain bike use from cross-country racing to trail riding with bars as wide as 780mm.
The Apex stems feature a unique new clamping system that allows much of the stem body material to be removed, whilst retaining the strength and stiffness need for use with wide handlebars. The clamps are inserted over the small diameter section of the handlebar and slid into the centre, giving a 240-degree wrap of the handlebar.
The stem has a fully CNC-machined 2014 aluminium body and 7075 aluminium clamps. An oversized center bore, extensive 3-D machining and external webbing maximise structural strength and stiffness and minimise weight.
The stem is available in 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90mm lengths. Each of these sizes can be flipped to give either a +/- 6 degree rise. The stems have laser-marked graphics, an anodised finish, hard anodised clamps and stainless steel hardware.
Renthal said the Apex stems will be available from its U.S. distributors, QBP, BTI, and SBS, by mid to late July. Suggested retail is $99.
More information: cycling.renthal.com.