The ARX Team stem is 3T's top offering in an alloy-based stem. It is also a very common choice amongst professional and elite riders due to its's durability, lightweight and reliability in the field.
The body and faceplate of the stem are 3D forged from 7075 heat treated aluminum. After the machining process, these parts are ball burnished and anodized. It is a fairly straight forward method of producing a high-end stem these days, however, the length at which 3T goes to ensure quality is noteworthy. All of the ARX Team stems are perfectly straight and aligned with an exceptional finish. The build quality and consistency of this product is simply superb.
Some ARX specific features include a 3T logo cutout on the faceplate and additional cutouts on the steerer clamp which allows the carbon of the fork to peer through. The standard red stripe along the side of the body signifies the use of a 3T Team product in action. Small 3T logos in white add nice contrast to the mostly black stem. Tapered titanium bolts round out the package.
ARX Team stems are available in a large variety of lengths ranging from 70mm-140mm, each of which is available in either 84° or 73° ride options. Kudos to 3T for giving us all of these options to make the sometimes challenging job of proper fit that much easier.