02 February 2008

We really want to get our hands on one...

We mentioned a while back that Rotor's new stem looked pretty damn sexy. The use of their proprietary dual-pitch headless bolts meant very minimal face plates and apparently serve to reinforce the material, a'la rebar. Well, cyclingnews seem to agree. Despite weighing in at 112g for their 12omm sample, "its oversized dimensions also impart a notably more rigid feel than most other comparably lightweight stems we've tested in recent memory"- rather unlike the Deda Mag00 we've got on test... There's also, apparently, a mountain-oriented SX model in the wings, though Rotor's website only shows a CAD image... Its good to see when a cool idea actually works...

cyclingnews.com (SX Model)

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