The 3T ARX is newly designed for the perfect connection between fork and handlebar. In particular, 3T has optimized the design of the clamps. Steerers and handlebars are now usually made of composite materials, and can easily be compromised by poor clamp design. To assure the integrity of the ARX clamp interface, we perform our own tests that go way beyond the demands of CEN standards. 3T even tested the ARX's compatibility with other brands of handlebars and it passed with flying colors. ARX PRO is made of Al 2010 and has stainless-steel bolts. The material's grain structure is aligned for optimal strength, and the weight is a low 150g.
I am 6'2" and weigh in at 210lbs. I was looking for a longer stem and got the 130mm length. As a racer, I'm mostly a crit sprinter type, so I needed a stem I could torque on and FEEL SAFE. Component weight isn't really a priority for me. I have this mated to a Profile OS bar with no issues.
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