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What is NRG Stem?
The NRG Power Stem is a Bicycle stem that replaces your existing stem to allow you to charge your device(s) on the go. With a weather resistant USB port and custom sealing cables included, the elements aren't going to prevent your tech from running out of juice when you need it the most. Patented, designed and manufactured in the UK, the precision machined aluminium Stem houses a fast charging power source with internal temperature cut out to prevent your NRG Stem from overheating. The custom rechargeable battery provides you with 3500mAh of capacity; that's enough to give an iPhone a full charge. Once home you simply plug the 2m long charging cable into the port on the stem to revive it back to full power, ready for your next trip.
Why we think the world needs NRG Bike Stem
Our need for power is ever increasing as we demand more from our leisure, work or sporting activities. Bike computers and phones or similar devices are great for tracking and guiding us, but with so much strain on batteries it's not surprising they don't last all day. From the business user to the trail user, it can be irritating to lose power on your device.
We decided to create a bike stem with built in power to utilise the cavity within the stem. Knowing you have a power lifeline is great for those long rides and power intensive apps.
NRG Stem is built to be used in any weather, the USB ports are guarded by a custom TPE cap which also protects from dust and dirt when not in use.
Easily Charge your devices
The NRG Stem comes with custom cables for Micro USB, Mini USB, USB C and Lightning devices. The shortened cable length is designed to reach a device mounted on your handlebars, preventing the risk of hanging cables getting trapped in your wheels. Simply press the button on the stem to start charging and the integrated LED power indicator will show you the current power level thanks to its colour coded system. The LED brightness can be adjusted to suit your varying riding conditions by repeatedly pressing the power button until you're happy with the brightness.
Built to last
The NRG stem is machined from heat treated aluminium and has been rigorously tested to British, European & International standards. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the NRG Stem is built to last.
Suitable for road and mountain
The NRG Stem is suitable for road or mountain bikes; it's been built to withstand the tough pressures of trails and give great performance on the road.
- Stem reach: 103 mm
- Stem angle: 5°
- Battery capacity: 3500 mAh (Enough to give an iPhone a full charge.)
- Stem weight: 240 g
What's in the box?
NRG bike stem
2m charging cable
Micro USB cable
Mini USB cable
USB C cable
Custom cable clip
NRG Stems are of the Aheadstem design (also known as ‘Aheadset stem’ or ‘threadless stem’) which bolts directly onto a fork’s steerer tube. It's simple to install and only requires an Allen key to adhere to the appropriate tightness.
In the last few years, the NRG Stem has been through many iterations and prototypes during the design phases, starting with initial 3D printed prototypes and later moving onto machined aluminium stems for testing.
The design has been refined throughout the process and obstacles have been overcome to get us to this point today where the NRG Stem is refined and ready for action.
NRG Stems Ltd worked with Centreline Design and Manufacture Ltd on the project throughout the design, development and engineering phases. They are UK design agency with a wealth of experience. NRG Stem Ltd is in good hands.
Risks and challenges
There are always challenges involved with every new product development; we believe our team member's skills and experience will adjust to solve unforeseen obstacles as fast as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter