The Moots Open Trail titanium stem is plain and simple a beautiful work of art, and it offers unsurpassed stiffness and strength, excellent vibration damping, and lifetime of durability due to the long fatigue life of the material. Moots have engineered the Open Trail with specific tubing, alignments and geometry that not only creates a functional juggernaut, but one that are aligned with the titanium’s properties to create a superlative masterpiece.
The issues and complaints I had with the stem were nitpicking, and were very minor.
Why Ti? It is silky yet stiff!
-Silky titanium feel
-Strong 4 bolt handlebar clamp
-Clamp tube is a bit sharp/rough
-Difficult getting onto steerer tube
-Steerer clamp height is tall
Value Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Overall Rating: 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Moots Open Trail Specs:
Five Stock sizes with custom options.
Available in 31.8 diameter handlebar clamp only.
Aluminum and carbon handlebar compatible.
Removable 4 bolt AL faceplate
Double ovalized for strength and stiffness.
Exclusive Moots designed and manufactured dual binder for superior clamping strength.
Steerer tube clamp 45mm
170 grams for 110mm length
Five year limited warranty on craftsmanship and materials.
90×6 OT stem $395.00
100×6 OT stem $395.00
110×6 OT stem $395.00
120×6 OT stem $395.00
130×10 OT stem $395.00
Moots url: http://www.moots.com/