Grand Cru Quill Stem
The Grand Cru Quill Stem is made using a custom one-piece steel quill and extension. The clamp is welded onto the extension, and the weld is hand-filed smooth on top. This results in a strong, yet light, stem with a classic shape.
- Clamp: 26.0mm
- Quill Diameter: 22.2mm (for 1" steerer)
- Angle: -17deg
- Height above insert: 120mm
- Total Height: 180mm
- Weight: 385g (100mm size)
this has got to be the best answer since the days of the european-made "titan" stems of yesterday!
quality at least as good as a nitto - maybe is costs less than half because there's no badge on top?
dimensions, fit and finish all first rate - would recommend to any other like-minded cyclist!
I was disappointed with my Grand Cru Quill Stem. It did not come up to the standards that I have expected from Velo Orange. The stem showed ‘dimpling’ in the metal surface of the extension part. I have been a frequent customer of VO, starting with the purchase of a fabulous Campeur frameset in 2017. But as I live in Australia, return postage costs for a sub-standard item are expensive. That has not been a problem until now because quality has been evident. Not this time though.
Perfect and super stiff!