Twenty6 Products have revised their trail bike stem for 2013. They’ve labeled it the Twenty6 f1.2. Inside we take a look at it and you can see some detailed photos, product specifications, and a few pictures of their shop in Bozeman, MT where the Twenty6 Products are made.
The f1.2 stem is designed for the all-mountain / trail bike rider. We asked Tyler what the design goals were of the f1.2 stem and he said that
The main design constraints I was after on this stem was reducing the weight, increasing adjustability, increasing steer tube clamp force, all while maintaining a knee friendly clamp design with a unique look. I really wanted something different than anyone else out there.
The Twenty6 f1.2 stem is made out of 6061 aluminum and is a flip flop design so you can run it to have either 0 degree rise , or 6 degrees depending on its orientation.
Twenty6 1.4 50mm Stem
Length option currently are 50mm with a 70mm reach coming soon.
The stem is machined all around and is a beautiful stem inside and out.
Weight wise, the f1.2 is quite light and weighed in at 118.3g on our scale. See more verified weights in our dedicated weights section.
The Twenty6 f1.2 stem installed easily on our bike and has been working well. The new clamping design has a strong amount of clamping power to the steerer tube as well. Stiffness is pretty decent too and we’ve had no issues with the Twenty6 stem. The knee friendly design also moves the bolts that are typically on the back of the stem to the sides giving a little bit more clearance than most other stems out there.
f1.2 back - knee friendly design
Twenty6 makes their products out of their machine shop in Bozeman, MT. I got a few pictures from the guys of their facility and machines that I thought would be interesting to share as well. The machine shots include the mill’s and lathe, the glass shot is of Tyler’s office which is in the shop, and the other shot is of the assembly area.
A Twenty6 direct mount stem getting machined
Twenty6 direct mount stem getting machined
If you’re looking to learn more about the Twenty6 Products, head over to their webpage www.twenty6products.com to learn more and see where they’re distributed. Fanatik bike also carries their full range so if you’re looking for an online place to purchase be sure to check them out as well.
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