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FIDEL FREIXESBy FIDEL FREIXES
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FIDEL FREIXESBy FIDEL FREIXES
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The 3FStech adjustable stem will be an evolution in mountain bike racing. It will provide better performance and more versatility because the bike can be adjusted as the rider’s environment changes. 

3FStech is launching the new concept of adjustable stem that will modify the geometry of the bike dramatically with only one lever movement. The benefits of the 3fstech AIM stem are focused on improving the performance of the rider by changing the geometry of the bike.  The geometry defines the spirit and performance of any bike. It is also responsible for how we feel while we ride and it marks the bike’s character. Extensive biomechanical studies on cycling show, among other things, that the length and the angle of the stem of the bike, and consequently the rider's position, directly impacts performance.

REMOTE CONTROL
REMOTE CONTROL
EASY ASSEMBLY
EASY ASSEMBLY
BIKE FIT RETÜL SYSTEM
BIKE FIT RETÜL SYSTEM

For mountain biking, where the land is unpredictable and sometimes the efficacy of bikers depends more on their technical prowess than the biomechanical performance, currently there is no exact way to determine the optimal length and angulation of the stem for all terrains. This is the reason behind the idea of 3FStech AIM. It is a new concept of stem for mountain bikes that allows the rider to adjust on fly these two parameters depending on the type of land anytime and without having to stop riding.

GUILLEM SANZ - ENDURO SUB-23 SPAIN CHAMPION
GUILLEM SANZ - ENDURO SUB-23 SPAIN CHAMPION

The goal was to develop a new adjustable stem that will modify these two parameters and help to adapt the geometry of bike to different disciplines like cross country (CX), endurance, trail riding, downhill, freeride and trials.

 Every bike becomes more versatile with the AIM stem. With its 3 positions it changes the ergonomics of the bike from the most aggressive pedaling position to the best position to downhill.

The AIM stem optimizes the performance of the biker in each terrain. In the steepest trails, where is important to shift the center of gravity to a low and advanced position, in the flat zones, where the biker have to pedal in a high cadence, and in downhill trails where biker needs are to have more agility and shift the center of gravity to a low and rearmost position.

The AIM stem is very important also  at the high distance MTB routes. In these cases, it provides the rider the possibility of change his position improving his comfort and consequently his performance when he have to ride for a long time.

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PRE-SERIE AIM STEM
PRE-SERIE AIM STEM

 BIOMECHANICAL STUDIES

JOAN LLORDELLA - PROFESIONAL CYCLIST
JOAN LLORDELLA - PROFESIONAL CYCLIST

 The geometries of 3FStech AIM, have been developed with several biomechanical studies. These studies have provided the optimal range of sizes of this component. Once the product has been developed, it has been possible to prove the improvement in performance that this component provides to the rider as shown in the following table.

RETÜL BIKEFIT SYSTEM
RETÜL BIKEFIT SYSTEM
  • September 2015: 100 Units order (pre-series). This order has been done and we’ll receive these units  beginning  October. The goal of this order is allow  people and shops to test the a sample the product, while we do the final manufacturing tolerances tests, the wear parts test and physically endurance test of our component.
  • October 2015: Kickstarter launched. Time when our kickstarter campaign starts.  
  • November 2015: Quality control of pre-series. The QC of pre-series will be done during one month as explained at the pre-series order point.
  • December 2015: Production of 1st series of 2000 units. The production period will be about 3 weeks as we agreed with our manufacturer

3FStech was founded in order to find solutions to rider needs and enhance their experience. Our goal is to create innovative components and improve existing technology that allows the rider to adjust the bike to his needs. With this idea comes our first project, the 3FStech adjustable stem. We think that this product will provide a twist to the world of mountain biking.

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Interested in writing about the AIM STEM? You can find Hi-Res images, press release content, and much more in our PRESS KIT. And please feel free to email us at info@3fstech.com if you need any assistance.

Thanks for all your support!

Risks and challenges

As we explained at the timeline, we have done a 100 units order already. Before we did this order, we had worked for 2 years doing and testing different prototypes and pre-series, being the last one the definitive model.
All the prototypes and pre-series have been done by None Racing. He is our confidence manufacturer and he is who is going to do the production.
We have a strong relationship with them from these 2 years working together and It’s for this reason that we are sure that they’ll produce our product with a perfect quality control and they’ll comply with the timing without problems or delays.
Moreover, None Racing has more than 30 years of experience in quality manufacturing of components for bicycle and motorcycle world.

Delays in shipping may occur. However we have been working with a very experienced logistics company to ensure freight is sent around the world in a timely manner. All packages will be tracked and traced to further reduce any delivery issues.

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    You recive a 1 unit of AIM Stem and a T-shirt.

    Include also a mountain bike adventure route during 4 days along the wonderful landscapes of Girona in Catalonia (Spain). The route has been designed by Fidel Freixes and its characterized for his never ending single tracks and his wonderful landscapes. All the accommodations and meals are included.

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    Pledge €1,900 or more About $2,171

    You recive a 2 unit of AIM Stem and 2 T-shirts.

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    Pledge €2,650 or more About $3,029

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