The proven concept that the screws on the clamping plate are visible in the front view of conventional stems was changed for Apto in order to achieve a balanced integration of the stem and the handlebars. The threads for the handlebar clamp are housed in the clamp plate so that the stem and handlebars achieve perfect visual harmony. The clamp plate can now be used for the installation of an angle-adjustable computer mount or the 3T logo, available in six different colours.
Statement by the Jury
The stem Apto scores with the innovation that screws and threads are invisibly integrated in the clamp plate – with both aesthetic and functional benefits.