Integration has become an X factor in aerodynamic considerations for bicycle design: from seatposts to brakes to electronic shifting units. As the most substantial leading feature of a bicycle, an integrated barstem unit provides measurable gains over a traditional stem + round handlebar setup. But only when designed right. The BLACK INC barstem not only does dramatically reduce drag, but also increases the front-end torsional stiffness for a more confident riding experience when cornering or sprinting.
The aerodynamic advantages of the BLACK INC barstem, are further enhanced with integrated cable routing options, which further streamline the front of the bike. And 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 integrated barstemfeels 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 drop flare makes a big difference for better 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.
Integrated one piece bar and stem design
Co-molded brake/shifter cable housing grooves
Compatibility with latest generation Shimano DI2
bar end junction box
Weight: 320 g (420 mm x 110 mm)
Barstem Sizes (mm):
380 x 90, 380 x 100, 380 x 110, 380 x 120, 380 x 130
400 x 90, 400 x 100, 400 x 110, 400 x 120, 400 x 130
420 x 90, 420 x 100, 420 x 110, 420 x 120, 420 x 130
440 x 90, 440 x 100, 440 x 110, 440 x 120, 440 x 130
Angle: -6 degrees
Material: Carbon Fiber
Drop: 125 mm
Reach: 80 mm
Flare (Drop section): 3 degrees
Backsweep (Top section): 2 degrees
Finish: UD matte and glossy
Steerer diameter: 1-1/8"
Stack: 42 mm