Bastion Cycles has created the world’s most expensive 3D-printed stem that costs a staggering $1,399.00.
According to Bastion, its new stem is made from Ti6AI4V/Grade 5 titanium, which is designed to work specifically with Argon 18’s Electron Pro track frame.
Bastion says the stem is available in a number of stack heights, and in lengths up to 160mm with an angle of +17/-17 degrees.
Created in collaboration with Cycling Australia, the stem was developed to be used by the Australian national track cycling team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Additionally, Bastion has also created a titanium track crank, along with a far-flung, integrated titanium “double-drop”’ handlebar, which the Australian company says offer “aerodynamically superior with class leading stiffness” and “several riding positions that improve control and stability as well as aerodynamic performance”.
In keeping with the stem, the cranks are customizable, with crankarm lengths available from 160mm to 180mm, while the handlebars are individually sized for the rider as well.
The Bastion stem is available to order now, requiring a lead time of six to eight weeks.
The cranks and handlebars will be available to order starting in January 2020.
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Developed to work exclusively with the Argon 18 Electron Pro Track Frames our stem bolts directly to the steerer assembly in the same way as the pursuit bars, eliminating the need for the bolt-on post attachment. The result is lighter, stiffer, more aerodynamic and significantly stronger.
Available in fully customizable lengths up to 16cm and almost any angle, further performance gains are made possible through athlete position optimization.
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