Fit‘s High Top stem just got the forged treatment for their fall 2015 line. The V2 High Top stem does away with the 49mm, 52mm and 55mm size options (still) available with the V1 and went for a one-size-fits-all 51mm reach and a slightly wider body according to Fitbikeco‘s site. The V2 comes in black, raw, polished or translucent green and RRP’s for twenty dollars less than the V1 due to the more affordable nature of forging over CNC machining.
On the subject of Eclat stems… Spotted over on Wethepeople‘s site, this Jordan Godwin bike check reveals a prototype Eclat riser stem he’s running dubbed the ‘Dune’. There’s no other information as of yet but you can tell from the profile photo this is going to be a lofty one. Be sure to check back for updates on this smart little piece as they come.
While Radio‘s new 2016 green-to-black fade might not be everybody’s cup of tea, the products themselves have been designed to the high standard of all other WeMakeThings parts and have had full input from the Radio team. Here their Canadian shredder, Spencer Ryan shows off the prototype 33mm rise top loader stem with wider top plate and larger headed allen bolts as well as the 7mm thick team sprocket with flush spacers to convert between 24, 22 and 19mm spindles without affecting your chain line. It will be available in 25, 26 and 28 tooth sizes and has 4 crank bolt holes to rotate between to increase longevity (stay away from single holed sprockets kids!)
The guys at The Daily Grind dropped this exclusive with The Union featuring their new and wild looking Barkeep stem. Some of you eagle-eyed BMX nerds will notice the similarities between the Barkeep and this mid-school stem from Haro but hey, even Primo Powerbites are GT copies… This beefy lump of 6061-T6 aluminium has a 50mm reach and 35mm of rise and is held together with 6 solid chromoly bolts and should look to go for around 70 bucks within the next few days. I’m particularly feeling the classic, rounded, knee friendly rear of the stem in contrast to the overall block shape.
Spotted over on Merritt’s Instagram feed, hidden amongst a bunch of well placed April Fool’s joke posts was this little beauty; a sample Justin Care signature stem that’s reportedly being sent to the team. There’s no other info except that this looks like a forged stem rather than a machined one to keep costs down and make the wild detailing like the logo and the stem spacer/compression bolt recess. I can’t wait to see the other side!
It seems the guys at Tree are popping out new products faster than we can write about them. Next up is this simple, stylish Timmy Theus signature top load stem that is out now. CNC’ed from 6061-T6 aluminium to Timmy’s exact specifications and styling, this will hold those steering wings of yours tighter than a chubby kid holds a cream cake.
6x 6mm solid bolts
Stack height: 31mm
Available in: black or silver
After over a year of testing from their stacked team, Kink‘s High Rise stem is now available worldwide and comes in either 48mm reach for a more responsive feel or 53mm reach for a stabler ride. Either way if you want to put some extra height on your bars then this is a good way to do it. Hit up your local Kink dealer and get them to order you one if that’s your bag.
Weight: 9.6oz (48mm)/10oz (53mm)
Color: Black, Raw
CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum
Chase Hawk is getting a small overhaul on him stem from Odyssey. The little details are usually what can make something go from being just okay, to being awesome. In this case, the gold lettering really sets off this stem, and the recessed top really makes the stem look a lot smoother. The guys at Odyssey know what they’re doing, and they’re doing it well. Peep the Odyssey site here, and stay tuned for more details on this stem.
From RideBMX: “It’s a bit different design than most top loads out there but exactly what I wanted in a stem. It has a bit larger stack height so you don’t have to run as many spacers and is even wider allowing more room to clamp down on the bars which means less slippage.”
Hit up Ride‘s site for a few more angles of this prototype and Broc’s wild paint job while you’re at it.
The boys at Profile Racing have been at it again with the water transfers. Here is Mark Mulvile’s new signature Natural Camo range which is available on his signature Push Stem (pictured) as well as hubs, sprockets and more parts. Head over the the Profile site to check all of these products out in better detail, and act fast as this is a limited edition run and once it’s gone, it’s gone!