Introduced in 2010, our full-carbon BarStem features a Calfee-sourced bar and stem modified by Calfee. This full-carbon BarStem is lighter and eliminates the need to bond an aluminum clamp to a carbon stem extension. Unlike competing products, our one piece BarStem allows the marriage of personalized and optimized individual components; lighter, stiffer, stronger, more absorbent and better fitting.
|BarStem Lamination Only – customer supplies bar and stem||$300|
|Calfee Stock BarStem with Nude (Raw Carbon) Finish (Calfee Handlebar Reach 78mm/Drop 123mm)||$600|
|Add Calfee Stock Paint Color||$150|
|Custom Paint Scheme||Contact Us|
|Superlight Lamination Only – customer supplies bar and stem||$500|
|Add custom angle to BarStem- Please send a bar & stem clamped to your exact position you desire for the final product.||$50|
|Add new Garmin mount||$150|
|Add 100 MSI carbon fiber to laminate exotic carbon handlebars from Schmolke SL or MCFK to modified Calfee or MCFK stems to achieve sub 230 gram complete BarStem weight – Please inquire within|
Weight weenies will enjoy our new SuperLight BarStem; we use 100 MSI carbon fiber to laminate exotic carbon handlebars from Schmolke or MCFK to modified Calfee or MCFK stems to achieve sub 230 gram complete BarStem weight. Consider the SuperLight BarStem ($500 with your bar and stem).
We’ve executed an integral mount for a Garmin. This option will retail for $150, including the K-Edge Gravity Cap mount. Please contact our sales team if you are interested in a Go-Pro type mount on the Garmin mount.
- Safer use of carbon bars; no stem clamping abuse on the notch sensitive carbon.
- Lighter weight without loss of stiffness; 275-320 grams for a typical setup
- Improved vibration dampening; more carbon = more vibration dampening
- More comfortable; complete personalization of bar tilt and components improves fit
- Personalized finish; BarStem unit can be finished to match the frame
For only $150 extra, we can add an aesthetic layer of hemp fiber to our full-carbon BarStem, to compliment our Bamboo frames.
Custom BarStem; if you’d like to set the angle of the bars (Bar Tilt) yourself, you’ll need to order a Custom BarStem. Send the exact bar with stem clamped in the position that you have tried and approved. If you’d like to purchase the bar directly through Calfee, we’re happy to mail you the bar for custom fitting.
Stock 80 degree Tilt Angle; The ends of the bar will point 6-7 degrees down when mounted on your bicycle (owing to the head tube angle). Shifter/Brake hoods will then be positioned as flat to the top of the bar as possible.
BarStem w/carbon clamp
|Range of available stem extension lengths;||9cm – 13cm|
|Stem rise availability;||-6 or +6 degrees|
|Steerer tube availability;||1 1/8″|
|Stock bar angles;||80; ends of bar point 6-7 degrees down (best for traditional bar)|
|or 83; ends of bar point 9-10 degrees down (best for newer compact/ergo bars)|
|Custom angles;||Yes, see Custom BarStem, + $50 (on prices below)|
|Cost w/nude finish;||$600 + Bar|
|Cost w/stock Calfee paint;||$750 + Bar|
|Cost w/custom paint;||$600 + Bar + Paint Quotation|
This drawing illustrates a Calfee BarStem with aluminum steerer clamp fitted into the jig that will set handlebar angle.
Clamped Handlebar Warning:
If you are currently riding a carbon handlebar, you should inspect it for cracks or indentations near the stem clamp. If you see anything that looks like damage to the handlebar, it should be replaced. The failure mode is this: The small amount of damage will initiate a crack, starting with micro-cracking of the resin; the crack will grow, causing a stress riser, which accelerates further crack propagation. Then, a sudden high stress event can cause a catastrophic failure of the handlebar.
The initial damage is usually caused by overtightening the stem clamp in order to keep it from slipping. Bars with a gritty grip surface are less likely to be overtightened.
Calfee will not make a BarStem from a handlebar that has been damaged.