Wert Straight Shooter stem

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The Wert stem underwent testing and is currently getting tweaked to look and perform even better for production. Keep an eye out for a launch date on the Wert facebook page (link in signature). What fortunate timing, desperado95219! :wink:

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This is awesome. I'm definitely interested in one.

Also, we need to keep threads like this alive and keep the focus on light weight discussions.

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Wert Cycling facebook page status update wrote:Behold: Wert bolts fresh out of their die! These production samples are entirely hot forged out of 6/4 titanium and accept a T25 Torx wrench. Being made without a single machining operation, expect their tensile strength to exceed a CNC-machined equivalent by about 70%. Thread callout is M5x0.5 and even exceed rolled threads in strength.

We're looking into making them even prettier through anodizing, a laser engraved logo and torque values.
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amazing work, suitable for manned space-flight...10-degree @ 130mm and i'd be in like flynn!

mythical wrote:
Wert Cycling facebook page status update wrote:Behold: Wert bolts fresh out of their die! These production samples are entirely hot forged out of 6/4 titanium and accept a T25 Torx wrench. Being made without a single machining operation, expect their tensile strength to exceed a CNC-machined equivalent by about 70%. Thread callout is M5x0.5 and even exceed rolled threads in strength.

We're looking into making them even prettier through anodizing, a laser engraved logo and torque values.
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it's taking a while, but the future looks bright

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mythical wrote:
Wert Cycling facebook page status update wrote:Behold: Wert bolts fresh out of their die! These production samples are entirely hot forged out of 6/4 titanium and accept a T25 Torx wrench. Being made without a single machining operation, expect their tensile strength to exceed a CNC-machined equivalent by about 70%. Thread callout is M5x0.5 and even exceed rolled threads in strength.

We're looking into making them even prettier through anodizing, a laser engraved logo and torque values.
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I never thought I'd get so excited over a bolt, but god damn it that's pretty.

Having had a chat to Myth I'm excited about what's coming from him, he's fantastic to deal with and to me that means a lot more than just having a great product. the stems are stunning, and I honestly believe Wert has a future. Come release date I'll be ordering. No doubt. I want one of these ALOT. I think Wert is the next Berk.

Keep it up Myth, :thumbup:
I guess there's worse hobbies than making a bike light? Right?

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I call upon those weight weenies interested in this product to leave their feedback on the following facebook post. Thanks in advance for your feedback. :thumbup:

Wert Cycling status update wrote:Wert Cycling needs your assistance to better determine our first production batch order. We wish to offer our Straight Shooter stems in 6 lengths and 2 angles, namely 75-90-100-110-120-130mm in ±8º or ±17º. With sufficient demand, we might even do a 145mm version. Planned colors are black, red and orange anodized. Our current retail price estimate is €198.

In the comment section of this post, please state your preferred 1) length and 2) angle and 3) color.

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Hi mythical any plans for a lightweight crank once these stems are at market?

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-6 130 and 140
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110 &120 -8 black.

would prefer -10 :D

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Any updates on up coming purchasing dates?
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All black one 75 -8 degrees
one 90 -17 degrees
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Many thanks to everyone for their feedback on the lengths, angles and colors. The results have surprised us. :D
@weeracerweenie: Thank you too for the kind words! :beerchug:

KWalker wrote:-6 130 and 140
corky wrote:would prefer -10
±8º was chosen for sitting right in between ±!6º and ±10º. However, the Wert stem geometry is slightly different than most, being that the top of the stem is lower than most. Stack height is 37.5mm as is the diameter of the stem barrel. Measured from the center of the stack height, the angle does sit around ±6º for a typical stem length. It still puts the bar lower than most stems with a taller stack height and, when replacing a typical stem with a Straight Shooter, there is room for a small spacer to bring the handlebars to a similar height. It makes for a more versatile fit compared to other stems.

deltree wrote:Hi mythical any plans for a lightweight crank once these stems are at market?
Yes. Last August there was a meeting with manufacturer who pioneers a revolutionary manufacturing technology for titanium and possibly steel. The problem is not getting around to make a design to suit this technology. The roadmap for various Wert Cycling part releases definitely includes cranks. First the Straight Shooter stem, then the Perimeter Post followed by either pedals or MTB/road wheels. Once those are launched, cranks get their turn. So when more of you buy Wert stuff, it'll supply us a more ample R&D budget to release new parts sooner. ;)

Meanwhile, check out the latest.
Wert Cycling facebook status wrote:For production stems we’ve been given an estimated launch date of late May this week. We’re now waiting for confirmation so we ask you for just a little more patience. The Straight Shooter stem will be more than worth the wait. Other news is that we will probably offer custom stem lengths for a reasonable surcharge, although these details also await confirmation. Meanwhile, check out this handlebar clamp area improvement to be implemented in production stems. It'll increase stem stiffness for more efficient out-of-saddle efforts.

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corky wrote:it's taking a while, but the future looks bright


so bright they have to wear shades...

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120mm ±10° is my preference; but ±8° is probably close enough.
White would be top choice (powder coat ?); Black good enough.

I might also need a 100mm, -17° Black.

I love those bolts!

BTW: Your website has some serious problems. I tried looking at it in both IE and google Chrome. It is all skeewumpus.

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