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MYTHOS brings metal 3D printed bike stems to market

IXO and ELIX are available for limited preorders, for mountain bikes and standard bikes

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MYTHOS is a UK company combining decades of cycling-specific engineering knowledge from METRON Additive Engineering and founder Dimitris Katsanis, and bringing it to consumers. This has now resulted in the launch of the first commercially available metal 3D printed bike stems, the ELIX and IXO products, available now for a limited number of pre-orders (to be delivered before the end of January 2023).

With a record totaling more than 100 gold medals across the Olympics, World Championships, and all 3 of cycling’s Grand Tours, MYTHOS exists to drive further innovation to the wider cycling community. The UK company is the latest to additively produce bicycle parts and it is doing so with by leveraging 3D printing technology from state-of-the-art EBM and DMLS machines. This allows MYTHOS designers to blend truly unique styling with performance, producing components that can’t be replicated using conventional manufacturing methods.

MYTHOS brings metal 3D printed bike stems to market, MYTHOS IXO and ELIX available for limited preorders, for mountain and standard bikes

The MYTHOS IXO stem is made in aerospace-grade titanium (Ti6Al4V) using EBM technology by METRON Advanced Equipment. It is the first in a line of mountain bike products like no other. Designed specifically around the most extreme load-paths experienced by a stem, the IXO is 16% stiffer in torsion, and 11% stiffer in bending, when tested side-by-side with an equivalent Alloy stem. The IXO is tested using the fatigue test methods outlined in ISO 4210-5

With a length of 100 to 130 mm, and weighing in at just 50 grams (including hardware), the MYTHOS ELIX is made in Scalmalloy using SLM technology, also by METRON Advanced Equipment. It was designed specifically around the most extreme load paths experienced by a stem, and it is 15% stiffer in torsion than an equivalent alloy stem while maintaining the same bending stiffness, so you can put more power down when you need to and still stay comfy on the rough stuff. It is compatible with FSA ACR Integrated Cockpit System and was tested using the fatigue test methods outlined in ISO 4210-5.

MYTHOS brings metal 3D printed bike stems to market, MYTHOS IXO and ELIX available for limited preorders, for mountain and standard bikes




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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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