Truvativ Holzfeller Direct Mount Stems - it's about time! SRAM own RockShox and Truvativ and have done so for a few years now. Do they not play together in the play ground, did they have a fall out over a girl, dinner money or a bit of name calling?
Well finally the teachers banged their heads together and made them play nicely, now look at their work..How many of you realized the above? Surely the guys at SIC, Funn, Dangerboy, Sunline etc. were all laughing their tits off being first to market with their own brand of direct mount stems.
This is the new kid on the block and I'm sure the direct mount stem debate will continue. The main downside is the increased threat to damaging your forks or bars in a big spill. Regular stem users in a big stack get up, stand infront of their bike, knees locked either side of their front wheel and wrestle the bars and stem back straight.
Direct mounters may not be so lucky, twisted crowns, stanctions or bent bars. Then you may well cut your steerer tube down, affecting the re-sale value come sell time as the new end user may want to run a regular stem.
If you are a regular stem user, then I'm not here to change your mind. This is a simple insight into another offering on the direct mount market.
Well you can't cry over spilt milk can you and now all you new Fox 40 owners can now have a big smile on your face as well.
Available in 31.8mm oversized only. Two lengths 50mm or 60mm
159grams in her birthday suit.
185 Grams in the flesh, should be no surprise how many companies weigh their stems without the fixing bolts and sometimes without the four front bolts!
Super low stack height thanks to the drop at the front of the stem getting you another 2mm lower.
Ebony and Ivory - Black or white dumbo.
Maybe you fancy Red?
RRP is £74.99GBP
I'm currently running the white stem with Element Nickel Wide Flat Bars on my Mountain Cycles. What I did like was the date printed on the inside of the stem. 4th March 2009 and today is the 9th of April as I write this. Plenty of torque setting printed on the stem as well, not that I pay any attention to that stuff, do you?
Personally I thought those back two bolts would have been a lot nicer recessed down, hidden in the base somewhere. Your comments are of course always welcome, please drop them below..
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