Prototype Launch Components Direct Mount & Hot Twin Two-Piece Stems
Just as Eurobike was winding up, the kids at Launch Components pulled us aside for a sneak peek at their new direct mount and Hot Twin two piece stems.
The latter, shown in the top left, is available now with one half in Black, and a Blue, Gold, Orange or Silver twin. Full details on that further down. The really new one, which isn’t out yet, is the two piece direct mount stem built for OS bars (possibly 35mm). The bar clamping areas flare out to provide a wide base, but the design itself is very minimal. Drop in for pics…
Beveled bolt holes recess the heads for a flush, super clean appearance.
Bar clamp is on the bottom front, all but invisible from the cockpit. Details are pretty sparse other than what’s detailed here, just know it’s in development. Those techy looking pedals were chronicled here.
The Hot Twins stem retails for £54.99. It’s designed around a 1-1/8″ steerer and 31.8 handlebar for DJ/AM/DH use. Weight is about 180g with all hardware. Like the prototype above it, the bar clamp area is set wide to improve overall stiffness.
Specs are: 45mm length / 25mm rise (5.4º) / 35mm stack height. Check ’em out at LaunchComponents.com.