Enve Ses Aero Road Stem
ENVE SES Aero Road Stem. It pulleddouble duty for both road and mountain duty and thanks to its lightness andtoughness afforded by its unidirectional carbon fiber construction, it handled both quitewell. But as mountain bike geometries evolved, the need for mountain-specificlengths and construction were needed. Around that same time, ENVE begansponsoring World Tour Team Dimension Data and because at the highest level ofroad racing, aero is everything, the team asked ENVE if it could create a stemwith more drop to facilitate a long and low position on the bike the riderswere after, and one with a slippery profile that when paired with its bars,especially the SES Aero or Aero TT bars, would be a little more hidden from thewind.
ENVE Stem. Weighing in at just about 125 grams, it’s among the lightest stems out there, but its stiffness and rigidity are what really make it one of the best all-around. The body of the stem is full carbon fiber, while the faceplate is aluminum, and the hardware titanium. The threads are molded into the stem, rather than having bonded-in inserts, to both save weight and make the stem stronger.
Fsa K force Light Stem
FSA K Force Light Stem. In the early 2000’s weight-weenie craze, the peloton suffered under the malleable malfeasance of poorly designed, lightweight cockpits. Well, those days are finally past us, in part, because of pristine designs like the FSA K-Force Light Stem having taught the cycling world a very important lesson–innovate or don’t bother. The K-Force Light Stem does just that by using a total carbon and titanium construction that offers up rigidity, style, and massive weight savings.
Fsa Sl k 20 Degree Stem
FSA SL K 20 Degree Stem. Ideally suited for 29er use, this stem features a negative 20-degree rise and low-profile 28-millimeter stack height. Attach a flat, wider handlebar in the 700 to 740-millimeter range for increased control and a lowered, race-friendly profile. It features 2014-series aluminum for lightweight, yet robust cross-country performance.