14/05/2013 | 2 comments
It seems like if you’re going to release a new product this year it has to have the word ‘enduro’ in the name. Regardless of the name though, this is a stem that we’ve been waiting ages for.
At the moment all we’ve received is the press release and photos below, but as soon as Burgtec send one in the post to us (hint, hint) we’ll let you know if it’s every bit as nice as we reckon it’s going to be…
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Burgtec Launches The Enduro Stem
Burgtec’s long awaited Enduro stem has finally landed just in time for the 1st Round of the Enduro World Series this weekend in Italy. The Enduro stem is the first product in the Burgtec Enduro range and has been designed, developed and tested over the last 12 months.
The Enduro stem provides key technical features which will benefit Enduro and aggressive Trail riders.
The Enduro stem clamps uniquely in front of the steerer tube. The smooth and clean back of the stem is a key feature we wanted to incorporate from the initial stages of design. Doing this we were able to eliminate a shortfall of the standard design making the impact of a knee strike less painful.
The demands of the new breed of Enduro rider means components need far more strength than traditional ‘XC’ style designs can offer. The precision made stem gives the rider confidence to use wider bars for extra stability for negotiating the toughest descents. Through extensive research and various prototypes we found that a stem with a larger clamping area on the steerer tube yielded far more strength so we incorporated this into the design. Cosmetically, the larger clamping area tidies up the cockpit allowing you to ditch those unsightly stem spacers. It matches perfectly with oversized head tubes and tapered forks that are prevalent on modern day Enduro and All Mountain frame designs.
The Burgtec Enduro stem has been machined from solid billet 6061 T6 Aluminium, so despite weighing in at only 165g, its inherent strength will give any rider confidence even when riding the most extreme trail. This Enduro stem is specifically designed to complement the acclaimed Burgtec RideWider bars and the new Burgtec RideWide Carbon Bar. This offers riders a best in class setup.
The Enduro stem is now available via www.burgtec.co.uk and local Burgtec stockists. RRP is £74.99
Burgtec Enduro Stem Features
- UK designed and made
- Material is 6061-T6 Aluminium
- Smooth behind for less damage on knee strikes
- Eliminates spacers for stack height
- Decorative Laser engraving
- Colours: Burgtec Black, Race Red, Deep Blue and Kash bronze
- Rise: 0º
- Bar diameter: 31.8mm
- Reach: available in a 50mm and 60mm
- Weight: 165g / 175g
Burgtec: 01782 510 777