As the most substantial leading feature of a bicycle, an integrated barstem unit provides measurable gains over a traditional stem + round handlebar setup.
The integrated barstem feels like a custom-molded bar; the tops have the perfect shape so the hands can cradle for comfort and security, yet aerodynamic in all the right ways.
The Black Inc integrated barstem not only dramatically reduces drag with integrated cable routing, but also increases the front-end torsional stiffness for confident cornering and sprinting. The barstem is compatible with both traditional external cable routing, or modern internal routed options.
While aerodynamics are the defining concern for Black Inc’s continuing engineering aspirations, ergonomics were not forgotten. The 125mm of drop and 80mm of reach offer the perfect fit in all riding positions.
The drop flare increases comfort while descending and sprinting. The drops have a variable radius, continuous shape for comfort and ease of hand movement along for multiple positions for varied terrain.
Barstems purchased directly through the Black Inc website come complete with the integrated Computer Mount, Garmin and Wahoo Plastic Inserts, and the Combo Mount Adapter (GoPro type).
|Weight||320 g (420 mm x 110 mm)|
|Flare (drop section)||3 degrees|
|Backsweep (top section)||2 degrees|
|Finish||UD matte and glossy|
|Internal Cable Routing||Electronic and Disc Brake systems only|
|External Cable Routing||Compatible with all systems|