Product Overview


Titec Pluto Carbon £59.95

Weight: 126g/Clamp Size 31.8/6-degree rise/Lengths: 90, 100, 110mm/

You might be able to see that the powder coat on the faceplate on this stem has started to chip off. It’s got worse since we took these pictures and is pretty poor on a stem that costs £60. The construction is similar to the Oval M800: the stem is 3D forged from 7050-series aluminium but the body gets a carbon wrap for added strength. However, unlike the M800 this wrap is only down the centre. The extension tube is slightly ovalised with square section at the side for rigidity, but this stem is still flexy. Titec says the opposing steerer tube bolts ensure even clamping force but they’re really for effect. A limited range of sizes is poor but the finish is worse and it’s rated accordingly.