Most advanced alloy stem in the world!
Ritchey's lightest aluminium stem with a weight of only 103 grams at 100m stem length. The C260 stem features a revolutionary lightweight design because of its 260° 31,8mm oversize handlebar clamp. With this technique the clamp forces are ideally distributed to handlebar, plate, bolts and stem body. Ritchey introduces a curved slot for the steerer mount and a three-way bolt clamp to reduce clamp force on lightweight carbon or aluminium steerers.
The stem is made of 3D-forged premium 7050 aluminium and the inside is machined for extra weight reduction. The used T20-Torx bolts are made of high-quality cromoly steel. This CEN tested stem is 20 grams lighter than the WCS 4-Axis stem and still stiffer.
FlipFlop mounting is possible and the stem can still be installed without removing grips (Video
)! The C260 has been approved for road and MTB use!
Note: Only compatible with handlebars featuring a round bar top. Because of the 260° clamping the bar cannot be mounted frontally, it is necessary to install it from the side what makes for example most aero handlebars incompatible.