The reversed bolts extend fatigue life by 500-1,000%, since the 10mm of thread in the lightweight faceplate is a powerful, low-stress contact surface. The bolt heads work against the mass of the stem body instead of the lightweight faceplate, as they do in conventional designs. Oval stems last 4-5 times longer than required, when tested to the tough German DIN Plus standard for fatigue strength.
Very good product by Swiss technology. 44mm, 4 bolt clamp reduces bar flex and stress for greater control... and you can feel the difference: better than my previous Ritchey and FRM.
150 grams for 110 lenght, 17°, 25,4 clamp size.
137 grams with Ti screws.
I am just about to buy [URL="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=6070"]this[/URL] crankset (has really good reviews especially for the price) and was wondering if it would work in conjunction with my SLX drivetrain (e.g. shifters deraileurs)? Also has anyone had any experience wit ... Read More »
I have a Raleigh M600 and wondering what to do to improve it.
I have gone to Avid BB7 brakes and a Dart fork and Big Kahuna tires (I do Adventure Racing and sometime lots of mud).
After purchasing a Gary Fisher Rig 29, I realized how much of a difference there is between bikes. The fisher is s ... Read More »
question says it all. The hones are shimanos shift/brake integrated design -- see here [URL="http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-553-shimano-hone-m600-shiftbrake-disc-lever-set.aspx"]http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-553-shimano-hone-m600-shiftbrake-disc-lever-set.aspx[/URL]Read More »