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3TARX II Pro Stem

Sale 44% OffCurrent price:$44.99 Original price:$79.99

Item # TTT002C

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ARX II Pro Stem

The engineers at 3T aren't (quite) rocket scientists, but they do seem to recognize a solid design when they've produced one. We're pleased to report that the ARX II Pro Stem's popularity throughout the self-sponsored peloton hasn't escaped their notice, and it returns for another model year with all of its original upgrades to the ARX Pro intact but nothing more besides an updated graphic. With its time-tested 2010 alloy construction and +/- 6 degrees of rise, the ARX II Pro all but guarantees the safety of your cycling ship and all those aboard.

The most obvious change from the ARX Pro to the ARX II Pro is that the length of the stem is slightly flattened on the sides. 3T notes that this creates a sleeker profile than the original ARX, but we also notice that it brings the cross section more in line with the squared-off edges of stems like the Integra, which use sharper angles to increase resistance to the torsional flex that can eat up watts while you're pulling on the bars in anger.

The face plate's top and bottom have also been trimmed up, bringing the bolts together and reducing both the aerodynamic footprint and the weight — the ARX II Pro weighs a claimed 5g less than its predecessor at 135g. The stem's hardware marks yet another point of departure, switching from Allen to Torx/star bolts, which is a less immediately obvious difference that, if overlooked, may frustrate the unprepared mechanic. The faceplate attaches with the standard complement of four bolts, but the steerer clamp only uses one, contributing yet more weight savings.

Tech Specs
Material2010 aluminum
Clamp Diameter31.8mm
Steer Tube Diameter1-1/8in
Bar Attachment4-bolt Torx/star faceplate
Recommended Usecycling
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Actual Weight

Black Ano,130mm/6deg

Claimed Weight

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[110mm] 135 g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Great Stem

I've put it through the wringer

I own three of these suckers and love them. I have them on two road bikes and a cross bike. I think it's hard to screw up a stem--but nonetheless I like these quite a bit. The single large bolt is nice and I ride in all kinds of conditions and they still look like new. My only complaint is the bolts rust pretty easily, so I'd ensure to dry them off after a rainy ride or a bike washing.

>Rating: 5

worth more than the price

I've used it several times

very light, stiff, just what you want in a stem and a great price.

>Rating: 5

Great stem. Great price.

3T is one of the best (and oldest) manufacturers of cycling cockpit components (posts, stems, handlebars) in the cycling world. 3T stands for Turin Tube Technology and was founded by Mario Dedioniggi in Northern Italy in 1961. Dedioniggi was the first person to use aircraft grade aluminum alloy in cycling cockpit components. Lots of experience here. This 3T stem is lightweight, strong, functional, and beautiful. Install note: I recommend using a torque key or torque wrench to tighten the stem's torx bolts down per spec (5.5 Nm front; 8 Nm rear). 3T uses torx bolts (like zipp) because they torque down better and are less resistant to stripping.

>Rating: 5

A+ for the 3T

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Truthfully, I don't think I noticed the stem on my bike one way or the other until getting this ARX II Pro stem from 3T. I upgraded recently to this stem, paired with the 3T Ergonova Pro Handlebar. After only a weekend's worth of riding, I'm in! The clean lines of both the graphics and the stem itself are gorgeous to look at, and the performance matches.