One of the benefits of 3D printing is the fact that instead of casting as a solid material, you can include the material exactly where you need it for your item. Elix bike handlebar stems take this approach to improve performance and empty your notebook.
Announced this Tuesday, Elix is manufactured by British startup Mythos. It was designed by Dimitris Katsanis, who previously created a custom bike racing component through his additive engineering company Metron Advanced Equipment.
The device is constructed with a continuous layer by selectively laser melting powder metal known as Skull Malloy – The latter is a blend of scandium, aluminum and magnesium for 3D printing only. As a result, according to Mythos, it is excellent at absorbing road vibrations, providing excellent rigidity and eliminating unwanted parts of the material, thus reducing weight. In addition, it looks pretty pretty.
Elix is reported to meet ISO 4210 stress test standards and is field tested by professional road riders and gravel riders around the world. Today, UK consumers choose black or natural silver for an astonishing £ 500 price tag. Nothing has been announced about launching in other markets.
It is offered in lengths ranging from 100 to 130 mm, the former being claimed to tilt at 150 grams (5.3 ounces). Elix also features a plus or minus 8 degree rise angle, a clamp diameter of 31.8 mm, titanium hardware, and compatibility with internal cabling.
The plan is to launch another 3D printed component under the name Mythos.
https://newatlas.com/bicycles/mythos-elix-3d-printed-handlebar-stem/ The 3D printed handlebar stem is stiff and lightweight and costs £ 500.