Blockhead Stem with Integrated Brake Lever
Despite what BikeSnob has to say about this, the Blockhead Stem is pretty slick, I think. It has an integrated brake lever for keeping your hipster bike super clean but just a smidgen safer.
The 40mm stem is made of 6061 aluminum and comes with six stainless steel screws. It has a 0º rise and fits 1-1/8″ steerer tubes and 26mm (non oversized) handlebars.
They’re designed and offered under a Creative Commons license, so if you have access to the proper tooling and machinery, you’re welcome to make your own. Otherwise, they’re taking orders now ($169) for shipment on April 16, just about the time we’re at Sea Otter showing you new stems from…