Press Release: Sixpack
Emil Johansson is not only the King of Slopestyle but also the master of detail. His sport demands trust in every component and German MTB component brand Sixpack is putting its expertise behind him to help him in his pursuit of progression.
In addition to the EJ saddle launched in 2021 Sixpack and the Swedish rider are now launching their latest collaboration, the 31mm signature version of the Millenium stem – the EJ Stem. After a long period of development, testing, and feedback with and from the Swedish rider, Sixpack has now released the product.
With its pure CNC power, made from 7075 T6 aluminum, and 105g weight, the EJ stem provides the precise control and stability required for the most extreme of riders.
|Since I was a little kid I’ve loved engineering and actually studied CNC machining at school, so it feels like a natural evolution to be more involved in product development. This stem is designed to withstand the demands of dirt jumping & slopestyle courses, yet still being super lightweight & slim. We started the development of the stem back in spring 2020 and I rode my full 2021 season on it. I’m really happy it is now available for others.—Emil Johansson|
Not only inspired by Emil’s views on environmental responsibility but also because of a shift in the companies’ philosophy, the component specialist established the production of the stem in Germany, close to their headquarter in Vogt near Ravensburg. Reducing the carbon footprint of the product helps take the stem and its development story to a new level.
|Since I joined Sixpack at the end of 2019 we have been working on moving the production of various components to Europe or even Germany. Because yes: for years, Sixpack also sourced its components from Asia, for the usual reasons. Just in time for the effective start of the Corona crisis, we were already in close exchange with various manufacturers in the immediate area of our company headquarters. With the EJ stem, we are now launching the first product which is 100% made in Germany, and at the same time, the second Sixpack product developed with and for Emil. This makes me unbelievably proud.—Jessica von der Brüggen, Brand Manager|
Together with the EJ Stem, Sixpack now introduces the Your Part label. The identification mark demonstrates clearly what components of the brand are made in Germany/Europe and calls the consumer to act their part.
All photo credits: Emrik Jansson
More information on Emil and Sixpack can be found below:Emil Johansson:
Sixpack: sixpack-racing.com instagram.com/sixpackracing facebook.com/sixpackracing Sixpack EJ Stem – Brief Technical Overview
Material – AL 7075 T6
Stem Type – A Head
Clamp Size – 31.8mm
Stem Length – 31mm
Stack Height – 36mm
Weight – 105 grams
Price – 119,95€
The world changes and I make no claim to ownership over the free content the community has grown used to. While not stoked for the Outside acquisition I’ve pushed back against the reflexive negativity and mindless “paywall” comments. But if this is the future of Pinkbike Brian was obliquely describing, I’m very disappointed. Why even post all those reassurances if you can’t pretend even for a few days?
EDIT: just checked: they now have the same address on their website so seem to be connected in the meantime. But originally I think it were two companies.
I had some in 2019, and I liked them but they didn't last a year. They're probably in the bottom of my parts bin now. If I can find them, you'll refurbish them?
Whenever I bought something from Sixpack, it was an OEM takeoff from a Propain. That's okay anyway, and a stem is a stem (as long as it's not from Syncros or G5).
Riding a bike can lower your carbon footprint. Buying this stem (vs all the other similar stems) not so much.
Also, the environmental standards that manufacturing companies are submitted to in Europe and Asia are still quite different (not every country in Asia is the same, but China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia - having worked with them- are really lacking. don't get me started with health and safety by the way...
I’m thinking signature pedals (flat) would be ideal - people appreciate their pedals, they last a while, and while they’re mostly the same you can at least add a few nice design touches. So, Cranks Bros, OneUp, Deity, give me a call!
I can have the slogan 'Give BigTim's nipples a twist'
Of course, I'll make sure they are £5.99. Each.
And come in a standard so only my bespoke signature spokes fit.
Which won't fit regular hubs of course (but my signature hubs).
Which obviously will only fit my signature frame.
This time next year Rodney, I'll be a millionaire.
Companies should start making bars with 12° back sweep and zero up sweep.