THM Tibia

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
bryanhayes
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by bryanhayes

Happy New Year's WW's!

I searched and only found a little info on the THM Tibia stem.

Wondering if any of you all have one or have used one in the past and what your thoughts are about them...

I'm actually not too concerned with trying to get the lightest stem, but I would like a good looking carbon stem. The Tibia looks great to me, but I really don't want to get in a situtation were the stem is a weak point on the bike... ie - I'd rather not do a faceplant just to look cool!! :)

Let me know what your thoughts are...

Thanks!!

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Seedster
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by Seedster

I only know a few people with it. They have multiple bikes and only ride the Tibia part time. So far, so good. He has all his teeth and has no complaints about stiffness.

The stem feels scary light, but I am sure its safe. If it werent squared in shape, I would try it out. How much do you weigh?

Seedster
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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

I’m 85kg and have been using one for around 3 months. No issues, and no reason to fear it - in fact, for some reason, I feel more confident with it than I did with my old Mcfk; but that’s probably more to do with me having gotten used to über light kit than any issues with the Mcfk stem.

I found I needed some carbon paste on the steerer initially, but I think they’ve updated their torque specs on the Tibia so it’s less of an issue now.

ride1970
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by ride1970

I’m 70kg and have no issues with it. Feels very stiff and unreal how light it feels

mike
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by mike

the tibia is first rate. not the lightest but very strong.

Broady
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by Broady

Been thinking about the Tibia myself, really like the look of it. Pricey but justifying the cost with the fact I haven't bought anything expensive for well over a year so I'm due something nice.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Have three with the fourth arriving today.
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2015 Pinarello F8: 13.04lbs/5.915kg
2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg
2018 S-Works SL6 Ultralight: 11.04/5.007kg
2018 S-Works SL6: 12.04/5.625kg

bryanhayes
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by bryanhayes

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm around 68kgs, so no heavy weight sprinter, but I don't want something that can't take some abuse. Still undecided what to do, but if I end up with one I'll be sure to update this thread.

Thanks again!

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

mike wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:44 pm
the tibia is first rate. not the lightest but very strong.
What's lighter?
2015 Pinarello F8: 13.04lbs/5.915kg
2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg
2018 S-Works SL6 Ultralight: 11.04/5.007kg
2018 S-Works SL6: 12.04/5.625kg

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Klaster_1
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tabl10s wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:04 pm
What's lighter?
ax-lightness Rigid, Extralite Hyperstem. New Darimo stem might become available this year too, but no info on it yet.

NiFTY
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by NiFTY

Having seen the thm crank tests (fairwheel) and having a thm ulna (mega stiff) i have no doubt the performance of this stem will be world class ( esp vs other weenie stems. The issue is i don't think there are many bikes it would go with appearance wise.
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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

The boring is that none of these exist in -10 / -12.
Darimo will also be -6.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Noted the bolts are not pointing straight forward, what garmin mounts are you using for Tibia?
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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cycleboyco
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by cycleboyco

wheelsONfire wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Noted the bolts are not pointing straight forward, what garmin mounts are you using for Tibia?
I am using an older version of this Bar Fly direct mount stem with my Tibia:

https://barflybike.com/collections/road ... ace-direct

Even though it is not listed as a compatible stem on the Bar Fly site, the instructions that came with the Tibia notes that it is compatible with this mount and it has worked fine. I was not crazy about it at first because it's not very light (can't remember the weight off the top of my head, but it was heavier than my K-Edge race mount) and it is designed to accomodate the larger computers, so there is a gap between the stem and my Edge 820/Wahoo Bolt. It has grown on me, as it keeps the handlebar clean (I use the Di2 climbing shifters next to the stem) and Bar Fly provides both a Garmin and Wahoo mount that can be easily switched out.

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