Zipp Sprint SL stem

With the world’s fastest sprinter on board this year (no, not that one) it’s hardly a surprise that Zipp tapped into Mark Cavendish’s knowledge and created products that would suit him – the most obvious of these is the Sprint SL stem.

Probably the sleekest stem we’ve seen, it has a full carbon make-up with alloy faceplate and our sample 100mm version weighs 167g.

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The profile is quite subtle, but as Zipp states that it offers the best stiffness to weight, it has obviously made use of the latest FEA analysis to get the sweetspot.

Expect to pay £199.99 for this -12° stem, which comes in 90 to 140mm lengths.