ControlTech will be offering for 2012 a new range of titanium components called TiMania range, which consists of a stem, handlebar, steerer tube spacers, and seatpost. The 6Al-4V titanium stem features a one-piece monocoque body. Weight is reduced by the windows cut into the bar and stem clamps.
Depending on wall thicknesses and tube sizes, Ti metal bars and posts have the buzz-damping characteristics as those of the Ti bikes, which are known for their smooth ride feel. According to ControlTech, the new handlebar is the firmest titanium flat cross-country bar on the market.
Available in a 600 or 660mm widths, the oversized 31.8mm pipe weighing 195g is made from double-butted 3Al-2.5V Ti, and features a five-degree backsweep. Pricing for the 2012 ControlTech TiMania Cockpit Kit is still not confirmed.