BMC quietly combined aero integration and gravel comfort this summer with their new ICS MTT suspension stem, just after they dropped the new Roadmachine AMP . If it looks familiar to you, then you’ve been paying attention, because it is essentially the exact same proven Redshift ShockStop stem tech, combined with a BMC faceplate and tidy, semi-integrated cable routing to clean up your cockpit. BMC ICS MTT suspension stem x Redshift
c. BMC, photo by Jérémie Reuiller Look, the ShockStop suspension stem concept isn’t new. When reimagined by Redshift in 2015 it was already an idea we’d ridden for over twenty years. But Redshift did it better, and it seems to make a lot more sense on all-road & gravel bikes than it ever did for serious mountain biking. When we reviewed it two years later, we were pleasantly surprised at how good it is .
But now everyone has gone aero and cables have been integrated – with BMC leading the charge – so they decided to work together to make an even more-modern gravel suspension stem. What’s new?
BMC’s gravel suspension stem take the names of two of their existing technologies – Integrated Cockpit System (ICS) & Micro Travel Technology (MTT). Thus, the BMC ICS MTT suspension stem combines adaptable compatibility with integrated cockpits and up to 20mm of elastomer travel at the bar to complement the 10mm of MTT elastomer travel in the back of the URS or also the 20mm of coil-sprung HiRide front suspension of […]