e*13 has added 4 new shade choices for its Plus 35 Stem for path and enduro mountain biking. Initially launched in 2019 within the Stealth Black colorway solely, the Plus 35 is e*13’s high of the road MTB Stem for 35mm handlebars. It sees extra surface-level machining than their Base 35 Stem, coming in round 6.5% lighter for the equal size stem. Weight, and the two-tone polish and blasted anodized end separate the 2 choices, although the Plus 35 Stem retails at virtually twice the worth of the Base 35 at $99.95 USD. Regardless, if you need any of the next new shade choices, you’re going to must dig deeper into these pockets as a result of the Base 35 Stem is obtainable in Stealth Black solely.
e*13 Plus 35 Stem
Intergalactic, Bronze, Eggplant and Naranja are the brand new shade choices for the e*13 Plus 35 Stem. Obtainable in 40mm and 50mm attain choices, the stem provides 40mm of stack peak. It has a standard 4-bolt face-plate design that offers it the flexibility to clamp to any 35mm clamp riser bar that takes your fancy, in contrast to among the tremendous light-weight side-loading 2-bolt designs that may solely take handlebars with a brief rise.
The Plus 35 is solid from 7050-T7 aluminum alloy and subseuquently CNC machined to shave grams; it weighs a claimed 145g and 163g within the 40mm and 50mm choices, respectively. All of the bolt heads are T25, with rounded heads to scale back their capability to trigger harm.
On the steerer clamp portion, the bolts thread into the physique of the stem at an angle of 132°. This design function was incoorporated in a bid to enhance clearance across the steerer tube for the rider’s knees; at this angle the bolt heads find yourself ready that’s tucked in across the sides of the stem. That’s in distinction to stems that clamp the steerer with bolts that run at a 90° angle, the place the bolt heads find yourself in a extra rearward place, nearer to the rider’s knees. Finally, you’re unlikely to have a difficulty with clearance between your knees and the steerer tube for those who’re driving the suitable body dimension on your peak. e*13 say the clamps received’t loosen, regardless of how laborious you journey.
Pricing & Availability
The e*13 Plus 35 Stem is obtainable now in Stealth Black, Intergalactic, Bronze, Eggplant and Naranja, in 40mm and 50mm attain choices. All retail at $99.95 USD.