Coned out nuts, why? Saves weight, less metal of course.
I had a very interesting chat with Dennis Paulson and Greg Parish of Straitline over at Eurobike back in September. They said they liked the Pinkbike style and being one to never disappoint, I thought I'd do something a little different. Now you may think I get all this kit for free, well usually I do. Fact is though, I bought the Straitline pedals that I reviewed a year ago myself. Same here for this stem. I honestly can't say that about many other products.
I ran the 50mm version because the 28mm was not available, it is now!
Those super sleuths out there may well have spotted the top bolts are fully wound up, leaving no daylight. I picked up on this on their display models at the show. They said that this is the best way to clamp their stem up, it gives a stronger clamp and a neater finish. They even said it says that in the manual. I said,"I never RTFM". "RTF.. what" was their reply. Read The Fooki..Manual" as all you computer technicians will well know. They liked it, will we see RTFM in all Straitline manuals? Probably not..
Why I really bought this stem: Every other direct mount out there either has a slight or zero rise. The Straitline actually drops, it is a minus rise. I'm not going into a lecture about rises, either you dig this or you don't.
Note to self, if you run the 28mm length stem, the front bolts will be under the handlebar so that will make maintenance / tightening an issue. Did mine come loose after 4 months? No, so don't worry.
More cut outs to save weight than a paper doily
• Fits Boxxer Direct Mount standard
• 31.8mm handlebar clamp
• 28mm or 50mm length
• Weight - 140grams
• 100% CNC machined from solid 6061T6 aluminum
• Colors - Pink, Black, Red, Titanium Grey or Bronze.
Word up home boys. I've heard these work dandy with drop crowns, I will need your help below to tell me if they work with every flat crown out there, Fox 40 riders, let us know boys!
Looking for Straitline products in the U.K? Then find your local bike shop through the U.K distributor Hotlines-uk.com
Live somewhere warmer and drier? Go here to Straitline Component's
site and scope a shop near you.
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