The Cigne Stem gets its name from the French word for swan. The shape is inspired by the old gooseneck LD stems by Ibis and Cunningham, but with a few accommodations for modern bike needs. 1 1/8" threadless and 31.8mm handlebar clamp with a removable faceplate. With 145mm of vertical height from the base of the stem to the center of the clamp, it's pretty useful for getting your handlebars up high without using a ton of spacers. Available in High Polish, Nickel, and Noir.
- Handlebar Clamp: 31.8mm
- Steerer Clamp: 1-1/8"
- Height: 145mm (base to center of clamp)
- Weight: 343g (90mm size)
The Cigne functions as both your stem and top cap. Your star-nut should be approximately 1cm from the top of your steerer tube and you need at least 55mm of tube (metal only, not for use with carbon steerers). Now slide your stem on the steerer, slip in the long bolt with the washer, pretension with the long bolt, and clamp it down at the base. Use grease as needed.
and my head will explode. maybe consider?
Fit our unusual needs, and totally adds to the laidback feel of our BF tandem. Fits the stoker perfectly, with adjustability available.
Generally the Velo Orange gear I have purchased has been great.
The Cigne Stem is rock solid and looks cool for sure.
If you open the package to try it on for size, and it doesn't work for you, A RETURN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
I WISH I LOVE IT, BUT I DON'T. And I can't return it.
Hopefully I can sell it through on eBay.
I ride like the wind with my arms spread and my chest open, thanks to this stem with the risey-est of rises. Velo orange changed my life and you should send them all of your expendable income.