New 2011 Turbine Stem from RaceFace – Lightweight with All Mountain Aspirations
RaceFace seems to be trickling out new goodies about every other week, and the latest is their Turbine Stem. New for 2011, it’s made for XC, Trail and All-Mountain riding, which is impressive considering it weighs just 135g for the 9omm length!
It’s machined from aerospace grade 7075 aluminum with laser etched graphics. While the new Turbine Bar and Single rings robbed the Pantone book of colors, the Turbine Stem is available in any color you want…as long as it’s black.
Official PR, specs and more photos after the break…
- SIZE: 60, 70, 90, 100, 110mm
- RISE: + or – 6° (reversible)
- BAR DIAMETER: 31.8mm
- STACK HEIGHT: 39.5mm
- WEIGHT: 135g (90mm with 31.8mm bar clamp)
- Beautiful new CNC machined finish
- Lighter than Thomson X4 and just as strong
- Light enough for XC but strong enough for AM
New for 2011, our Turbine Stem was designed for riders with an eye for perfection. Born from aerospace-grade 7075 aluminum, we’ve set a new standard in stem design that minimizes weight, maximizes stiffness, and completely overloads the drool factor.
Every gram of excess material has been precisely CNC’ed away to reduce weight, and when the machined cut-outs are combined with the laser-etched graphics, the result is a work of art. But don’t let the good looks fool you. Although the Turbine Stem is engineered to be light enough for the World Cup XC circuit , it’s strong enough to allow you to point and shoot down rough, boulder-strewn descents. And because it’s available in lengths ranging from 60 to 110mm and has a reversible +/- 6 degree rise, it has the versatility to do all of that and a lot more.