Nitto comes up with the goods in a stem and bar collaboration with Tokyo Fixed Gear
Tokyo Fixed Gear – which for those of you who don’t know is based in London, England – still keeps close to its Japanese roots. And a recent trip to the Nitto factory in Tokyo produced the following collaborations – a premier-quality quill stem, and a new bullhorn-style bar aimed at urban riders.
For a photo of the beautifully retro-badged stem, click below. I’ll also leave it to Tokyo Fixed Gear’s Max Lewis to explain each product, after the break. Check the site for purchase details, and don’t forget the TFG blog for some great factory photos, too.
Last year we met with Nitto to discuss collaberating on a series of handle bars. On Nitto president, Mr Yoshikawa’s table we saw the Craft stem’s headbadge. Sitting there alone as an ornament with no stem. I asked if it had ever been used on a stem. His answer was that they had done similar stems up to the 1970′s but had always wanted to bring it back. My obvious reaction was well lets make one now. And thats what Nitto did.
The Nitto Craft is the ultimate statement of Nitto’s art. No other company can mass produce a fillet brazed stem like at this kind of quality. And for at least 20 years I don’t think anyone has. I expect this stem will find its way onto some very nice builds, road or track.
- 1? / 150mm quill
- 26.0 Clamp
- Chrome finish
- Built from CR-MO steel
- 71 Degree drop
These RB0010 bars were designed by Tokyo Fixed in collaboration with Nitto. They are similar to the Nitto RB002?s but with a bit more of a fierce look. The grip next to the stem clamp is straight with a slight drop reminiscent of the Nitto Tsubo bars. The extended grip is short with a slight rise to keep your hands steady when you’re sprinting. These bars are perfect for fixed riders who like to get agressive…. on their bike.
- 400mm width
- 25.4 clamp
- Perfectly fit Nitto bar ends!