Sorry about the title – I had to do it. 🙂 If you have some time to browse, check out Straitline components – hopefully you’ll be as impressed as I was. I spoke with Greg Parish from Straitline about their products and, being a tech weeny, I have to say I was really interested to learn how the company got involved in producing MTB products.
Before the guys at Straitline started making components they were like you and me and purchased stuff from others. Eventually they got tired of that and weren’t really happy with the same run of the mill stuff. So seeing that they had a state-of-the-art factory and were already making components for NASA, they decided to make their own high quality MTB parts. If you manage to take a close look at Straitline components you’ll be able to see the quality and precision firsthand. Can you say moving art? Every part Straitline makes has been painstakingly maximized for strength, beauty, and weight.
Straitline has direct mount stems available in 28 and 50mm reach and a pinch stem called the SSC in both 1.125″ and 1.5″. They also make superlight headset spacers, seat collars, flat pedals, and a bash ring and chain guide. The even make bar ends and brake levers for that custom look on your ride.
All the stems, seat collars, brake levers, spacers and bar ends are made from 6061 T6 aluminum and the chain guide is made from 7075 T6 so you can expect that these products to take a pounding.
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Check out more at straitlinecomponents.com.