Do you put less force on a bar in the same scenario?I would not trust a carbon stem as from time to time when sprinting you do put a lot of force on a stem. And like pointed out above a good alloy stem is just as light weight
Another stem to consider is the enveHi there,
I want to change the stem on my Madone. Need 110mm.
I've been looking at the Zipp 145SL and the Easton EC90SL. I really like their shape.
Wanted to hear your opinion on those 2 and get other suggestions.
Thanks in advance!!
One poster said he would not trust a carbon stem because of the stresses from sprinting. I'd feel more the opposite and would replace an Al stem after "a decent amount of miles". I know Al will fatigue and can fail.No problems with my Zipp carbon stems.
Moots and Seven make titanium stems in any size you want, but they cost $400 and up.surprised no one makes them?