Slick design. Low weight. And 35mm handlebar appropriate. BikeYoke’s newest product retains your cockpit securely in place.
BikeYoke is finest identified for its dropper posts, however the German part maker has revealed a brand new 35mm bore stem – the Barkeeper.
A single-piece stem with out the standard faceplate, BikeYoke’s Barkeeper will carry the approval of these obsessive about industrial design.
The Barkeeper reduces weight by removing the stem faceplate and a further set of bolts. However due to meticulous fabrication, utilizing a 3D-forging methodology, it doesn’t sacrifice power with the corresponding weight discount.
Barkeeper rigorously examined
BikeYoke produces the Barkeeper in three lengths: 35, 45, and 55mm. It’s focused at riders on progressive geometry bikes, with prolonged attain numbers.
To show the toughness of its new stem, BikeYoke exhaustively examined a prototype 45mm Barkeeper. With an 800mm handlebar clamped into place, the Barkeeper cockpit was subjected to 500 000 load cycles. To show its sturdiness.
Low weight and a wise high cap
As one would count on from a German mountain bike part, the Barkeeper options beautiful ending. And it’s mild. Very.
With titanium bolts, the 35mm model is barely 80g. Even the highest cap is a intelligent occasion of weight-saving design referred to as the Topper. As a substitute of getting separate elements, this one-piece development fuses the bolt and high cap. BikeYoke’s Topper weighs lower than 5g.
A problem with single-piece stems may be their incompatibility handlebar form. It may be between tough and unattainable to string a handlebar with plenty of rise and end-to-end curvature, via a stem with no removable faceplate.
BikeYoke claims that the majority handlebars as much as 30mm of rise, ought to work with its new stem.
Confirmed handlebar compatibility contains the OneUp Parts carbon riser (800mm with 25mm rise). Hope’s 800mm carbon handlebar, with 20mm of rise. And RaceFace’s SixC 820mm width handlebars, in each 20 and 35mm rise.