VIDEO: Mythos develops an additively manufactured Ti bike stem

Mythos - 3D printed bike part

Mythos, a bike part manufacturer based in the UK, has manufactured a bike stem for mountain bikes using Additive Manufacturing. Named Ixo, the stem is produced by UK-based engineering company Metron Advanced Equipment using Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) and Ti-6Al-4V.

Known as one of the most commonly used titanium alloys, the Aerospace Grade Titanium (Ti6Al4V) exhibits high strength, low density, and good corrosion resistance. It is usually leveraged for parts across the aerospace and motorsport industries.

Designed specifically around the most extreme load-paths experienced by a stem, the IXO is 16% stiffer in torsion, and 11% stiffer in bending, when tested side-by-side with an equivalent Alloy stem. Testing have been conducted using the fatigue test methods outlined in ISO 4210-5.

Optional alignment marking is offered on Ixo stems to add centre marks to the top and sides of the handlebar clamp for accurate handlebar centring and rotation.

All MYTHOS products come with a 2 year limited warranty as standard.

Main specifications:

Lengths: 40-50mm
Angle: 0-Rise
Weight: From 136g (Including hardware)
Stack height: 38mm
Handlebar Diameter: 35mm
Steerer Tube Diameter: 28.6mm (1 1/8”)
Material: Aerospace Grade Titanium (Ti6Al4V)
Hardware: M5x0.8 x 14 mm


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