Take a closer look at the brand new Unholy Stem from Frelo Bikes!
When it comes to BMX stems, we see a lot of very similar designs. Not because people aren’t able to come up with something better, but the fact that riders like clean, simple and strong. Why fix what you know already works, right? We’ve seen some pretty unique stems come and go over the years with big cut outs, unique compression systems and more, but you can’t go wrong with the look and reliability of the classic top load stem design.
When it came time for Frelo Bikes to design their first stem, they knew they wanted something that would be clean, but have a few unique touches so it wasn’t just another topload stem. They ended up with their new Unholy Stem that has a few details that help stand out a bit. This stem is Multi-Tiered CNC Machined from 6061-T6 alloy with a 50mm reach and 35mm rise, smooth beveled edges and extra machining to save weight, which is pretty straight forward. What you might not notice right off the bat is that the bolts are missing from the top of the stem. That’s because they’ve gone with a top plate that holds the bars in place with four bolts coming in from the bottom to leave the top with a smooth look and plenty of room for the Frelo Bikes logo.
A look at the stem from the bottom
Another detail you might have noticed from the picture above, is that the top plate also has four small pegs for the bolts to help ensure the stem is aligned properly when threading and to help prevent over tightening and pinching your bars. That alone is a nice added touch that helps it stand out a lot.
Spinning the stem around, you can also find a unique fork clamping area that is offset for a unique look, and a recessed top for a flush compression cap and weight savings.
The Unholy Stem from Frelo Bikes accomplished the goal of creating a BMX stem that mixed the look of a classic Top Load stem with a few unique features to give it their own twist that helps it stand out. Add in the bonus that the stem is also made in the U.S.A., and you have a great option for your bike. You can pick the Unholy Stem up for $60 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Frelo Bikes or direct from the FRELO BIKES WEBSTORE in Black and Polished now!
That’s a look at the new Unholy Stem from Frelo Bikes! Let us know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below!
You can learn more about Frelo Bikes by visiting their website — FreloBikes.com.