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

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

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.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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Glossies | 12 years ago

Look rediculous even before seeing the price!

This is a sensibly priced alternative at about £15.

CliveDS | 12 years ago

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

See my video here:

pjay | 12 years ago
russyparkin | 12 years ago

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

alotronic | 12 years ago

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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