Garmin-Barracuda use 3T's computer-integrated stem

Integra stem with Garmin computer gets airing at the Giro d'Italia

by Mat Brett   May 4, 2012  

Team Garmin-Barracuda will use the 3T Integra stem – which has been redesigned in collaboration with Garmin – for the first time at the start of the Giro d’Italia this weekend. The stem comes with an integrated Garmin Edge computer mount for improved aerodynamics, security and a slick appearance.

We briefly showed you the stem at Eurobike last August when it was fitted with a CycleOps Powertap display (below). We must say, that incarnation looked a whole lot more integrated than the Garmin version.

The stem is all-carbon which is interesting in itself; alloy stems are the default choice in the pro peloton. The handlebar clamp bolts are covered by a shroud in the nose of the stem. If you want to fit a Garmin Edge, you just remove the shroud and stick a computer mount in its place.

3T reckon the Integra holds the computer screen at the perfect angle and that it improves airflow around the stem.

Edge computers are ANT+ compatible so as well as all the usual speed, distance and heart rate measurements, they can display power output transmitted from a device that uses that wireless sensor network.

Garmin-Barracuda rider Christian Vande Velde will certainly be using the new stem on his Cervélo road bike – but not his TT bike – in the Giro and other team members, including Thomas Dekker, are likely to follow suit.

The Integra stem will be available in 100, 110 and 120mm lengths with a 10° angle, the 110mm version weighing 178g. It will be available at £259.99 from late June. You can pre-order now through 3T dealers. For more details go to the i-ride website.

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Being the owner of a 705 and having tried various ways to attach it I can see the sense in this but £260?!?!?!

Thinks for 10 seconds...

Designs in head a face-plate replacement that could do pretty much the same thing for about £15... now if only I had CNC milling machine...

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posted by alotronic [300 posts]
4th May 2012 - 12:12

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yeah i would have stretched to £100 but thats a tad silly

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
4th May 2012 - 14:18

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posted by pjay [229 posts]
4th May 2012 - 16:44

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The Barfly is the answer, this 3T stem is a little overdone.

See my video here: http://youtu.be/uE0SFliR9LQ

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posted by CliveDS [39 posts]
4th May 2012 - 18:43

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Look rediculous even before seeing the price!

This is a sensibly priced alternative at about £15.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=370610219660

posted by Glossies [29 posts]
4th May 2012 - 19:34

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