This item for sale is a new-old-stock 3T Motus quill stem in the anodized brownish gray finish. These are nice Italian made forged aluminum alloy (AL 6082) stems that were positioned among 3T's higher-end quill models...as evidenced by an excerpt from 3T's description of this stem..."it belongs to the Racing Team Service line and conceived for professional use." Now I don't know about the professional use claim, but I do believe 3T intended for these quill stems be be included (in the discussion) with their other high-end quill stems. Some of it's more prominent design features and specs include the following...
Body length: 140 mm (measured from a profile view of the stem body as a straight line that extends from the center of the quill to the center of the bar clamp)
Body angle: 72 degrees (or said another way...a negative 18 degree rise)
Quill length: 75 mm (the distance between the limit line and the top of the quill...inclusive of the dust cover, if applicable)
Clamp: 25.8 to 26.0 mm (fairly common sizing for many vintage drop handlebars)
Quill diameter: 22.2 mm (common size compatible with most 1" threaded forks)
Weight: 300 grams (per our digital postal scale and inclusive of all mounting hardware)
Probably the most notable feature of this particular model is the two-bolt detachable stem clamp, which is an extremely nice (and convenient) feature, as the detachable clamp allows for a set of bars to mount with levers, bar tape, etc. Although, with this convenience, comes a word of caution (according to some colleagues). More specifically, the two-bolt detachable clamp is generally not considered as strong as a traditional one-piece clamp design. To this end, we have received some feedback concerning stem clamp failure as a result of stress cracks at the detachable clamp bolt-holes. I say this not to dissuade folks from purchasing one of these stems, but more as a courtesy to make sure factory torque specs are strictly adhered to when installing handlebars (as these specs are printed on the inside of the retail packaging and should help mitigate clamp failure problems).
All of our 3T offerings are in new and unused condition (unless otherwise noted) and this particular stem is new and in it's original retail box. Although, we should mention that some of the boxes have seen better days, but the stems we have inspected thus far look good (and we will inspect each one before it goes out to ensure first quality).
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