Coming early next year, Culprit’s aero stem is just one part of a system designed to clean up the front end of your bike and offer improved aerodynamics. They’re not letting the rest of the cat out of the bag until January, but they do seem ready to share more on this stem.
Intended to hide cables and wires for any set up and direct them out the back of the stem, it seems most useful for aero bikes that run those cables into the top of the top tube. The new images show just how visual and drag-inducing clutter they remove, and it works equally well for full mechanical systems, too…
Culprit says any brand’s junction box,
including the SRAM Blip Box for their remote wireless shifter buttons (UPDATE: Only Di2/EPS junction boxes will fit), will fit under the hood. More importantly, you’ll still have on-the-fly access to it, but they’re not saying how that’ll work just yet.
Interested? Check their website (wait for the pop up to appear) and hop on their mailing list. Check out standalone images of the stem here.