Well known for their work in aluminum and carbon fiber, ControlTech has made a name for themselves by making an array of quality parts suitable for nearly every build. That being said, some of their more recent, truly impressive componentry has been painstakingly constructed from titanium; yielding fantastic results. The TiMania stem is the representation of thoughtful construction and in depth knowledge of the material being used. In this case ControlTech opted for 6AL/4V titanium alloy in an attempt to capture ideal material stiffness while retaining the natural vibration dampening benefits of ti.
What really sets the TiMania stem apart from lesser titanium stems is it’s unique method of construction. By utilizing cold forging, ControlTech is able to produce a seamless stem. This process provides much finer metallurgical control over each piece. Essentially, ControlTech is able to align the grain structure of the stem to suit ideal riding characteristics as well as strength and durability. Surprisingly, the TiMania stem proves to be as stiff as other well known alloy stems while still eating many road or trail vibrations. Perfect for the cyclist looking for the finishing touch on their next ti build, the TiMania stem comes complete with 6Al/4V titanium hardware as well as a handsomely minimalist ti faceplate.
It is highly recommended that your ControlTech TiMania Stem be installed by a competent mechanic using a torque wrench set to a maximum of 6 Nm. Be sure to properly clean the stem / handlebar interface, as well as use the appropriate titanium specific grease when installing the TiMania stem. For the ideal uniform aesthetic, couple your ControlTech TiMania stem with the TiMania road handlebar, mountain handlebar, seatpost, and headset spacers.
|Bar Clamp Diameter||31.8 mm|
|Steerer Clamp Diameter||28.6 mm|
|Stack Height||40 mm|
|Max Torque||6 Nm|
|70 mm||101 grams|
|90 mm||116 grams|
|100 mm||124 grams|
|110 mm||132 grams|
|120 mm||142 grams|