PAUL came to the show with several new additions to flesh out their line. The Boxcar stem, presumably named for its squarish body profile and industrial aesthetic, visually pairs well with the existing Tall and Handsome seatpost in the line for their Made in America cockpit. Also, on the heels of their new quick release skewer last year, Paul now has a matching cam-actuated, thru-axle option, the Set N’ Forget. More after the jump…
We caught a sneak peek of PAUL’s new Boxcar stem when we interviewed Paul Price back in June. Made in the PAUL facility in Chico, California, the stem features deliberate machine markings for a more technical aesthetic because, as Paul Price told us this summer, “the kids love that stuff.” Both stem body and four bolt face plate are machined from 2024 Aluminum to be light and stiff. The Boxcar is safe for carbon steerers.
The Boxcar is available in silver and black, and in 50mm, 70mm, and 90mm lengths at 0 and 15 degree angles. You will be able to snag your very own Boxcar stem for $89.
Also new from PAUL is the Set N’ Forget, a thru-axle quick release skewer. Designed so that the cam lever can be quickly adjusted to 12 discrete positions, the Set N’ Forget ensures your lever is situated and en pointe in a matter of seconds without the need for extra tools. Users need only to depress the head of the skewer and twist to set a new lever position. The front 15mm axles are available to support 100mm and 150mm lengths in M15x1.5 (SRAM’s standard). Rear 12 mm axles will be available in 142mm and 197mm lengths as either M12x1.5 or M12x1.0 threading. PAUL is claiming a weight of 80g for the 15mm x 100mm axle. All are available for $62 MSRP.
Both Set N’ Forget axles and Box Car stems are projected to be available in January.