Bike part deco.
Renthal machines the Apex Stem from a solid piece of aluminum, so you know that it's equal to whatever abuse you throw at it on XC drag races or enduro bombing runs. The oversized clamping hardware secures the bar in place with a sort of 240-degree hug, virtually eliminating the targeted stress points that can contribute to bar failure. The Apex also has an artistic side, though, courtesy of its Art Deco styling, so it classes-up your ride even while you're tearing down lines.
- CNC machined from solid 2014-series aluminum
- 7075 aluminum clamping hardware
- Snazzy Art Deco styling
- Q & A
31.8 stem doesn't say it anywhere I see?
Assumed this was a 35mm. my mistake. But I don't see it called out anywhere in the spec's
Is this product intended for 31.8mm handlebars or 35mm?
Looks like it is 31.8 from the website:
Well Made Stem
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Really nicely made. Looks can be polarizing with its gold-ish faceplate (which btw doesnt really match with anything outright), but its easy to see the quality of the product in the way that it is machined. The tolerances are impressively tight.... to install the bar i actually had to insert the bar by its narrower tapered section and slide it over. The faceplate is also secured by a slightly different system where you tighten the bottom two bolts all the way down then only have to worry about the right torque for the top two bolts.
Beautiful Piece of Metal
I've matched this up with Renthal's FatBar. It looks great and works as designed. Very nice craftsmanship@