If you’re a power mad sprinter stiffness is everything. The last thing you want is a bike flexing and twisting underneath you as you try to exert every ounce of power in the desperate fling for the line.
Which is clearly the reason behind Mark Cavendish’s thinking in choosing to equip his new Scott Addict bike with the Pro Vibe Track stem. It’s been designed for the rigours of track racing, has had input from powerhouse Theo Bos and uses a carbon wrapped 7075 aluminium design with oversized proportions to resist any undue movements.
It weighs 195g for a 130mm length item and costs £169.99.