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BikeYoke Barkeeper is a lightweight one-piece stem for 35mm bars weighing just 80g

BikeYoke Barkeeper is a lightweight one-piece stem for 35mm bars weighing just 80g

German component manufacturer, BikeYoke, has stepped up its offering of cockpit components with a mountain bike stem for 35mm clamp bars. Available in 35mm, 45mm…

Tuesday, Mar 15

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German component manufacturer, BikeYoke, has stepped up its offering of cockpit components with a mountain bike stem for 35mm clamp bars. Available in 35mm, 45mm and 55mm length options, the BikeYoke Barkeeper is lightweight and gets a simple, clean aesthetic thanks to its one-piece design. This comes with the release of a one-piece top cap and a useful little component called Aimy that doubles up as a steerer tube clamp and headset spacer. BikeYoke Barkeeper Stem

With a 35mm clamp and 35mm length, the BikeYoke Barkeeper stem weighs a claimed 86g (80g with Ti bolts), comparable to the lightweight one-piece Grace stem from Intend . All Barkeeper stems in the range are 3D forged, precision CNC machined for the desired contours, and subsequently shot-peened to further strengthen the surface. The logos and markings are then laser engraved into the raw aluminum prior to anodization. The major drawback of any one-piece stem is lack of compatibility with certain riser bars. BikeYoke steer clear of stating an absolute number for rise. This is because compatibility is determined by the shape of the bar bend, not simply by how high the rise is. They say most handlebars up to 30mm rise should work fine; bars validated for compatibility with the BikeYoke Barkeeper include the Race Face SixC 35mm riser bar and OneUp’s ovalized 20mm riser bar. In an attempt to increase the number of bars compatible with the Barkeeper stem, BikeYoke resolved to include an installation wedge with the shipment of every […]

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