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  1. Misc Components
    Hi there! Is it safe to have the 40mm high stem only 31mm on the fork neck as you can see on photos? Or should i drop one 2,5mm ring out from neck? Thanks guys
  2. Misc Components
    A longer stem is better for techy climbs; it moves your weight forward so the front wheel tracks where you point it. A shorter stem is better for descents; it shifts your weight rearward and makes the steering sharper. We have dropper posts, so why don't we have telescoping stems that lengthen...
  3. General Discussion
    Wheel and component manufacturer Industry Nine has added a second stem to its product line. The new A318 stem is designed for the smaller, but more common 31.8mm handlebar clamp diameter. Industry Nine's A318 stem is designed for 31.8mm handlebar clamps Like the 35mm A35 stem introduced last...
  4. General Discussion
    Last fall ENVE introduced a new line of M Series wheels that deliver enhanced toughness, ride feel, and anti-flat technologies. Now ENVE has announced a range of M Series components, including ENVE's first 35mm cockpit, that align with the M Series core philosophy of real options and true...
  5. Misc Components
    What is it ENVE is renowned for its carbon wheels, but the Ogden, Utah-based company offers a variety of other carbon components, including its often overlooked stems and bars. ENVE's Mountain Stem comes in a 6-degree rise at lengths of 40, 55, 70 and 85mm. Aimed at broad range of applications...
  6. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Bike geometry evolved a lot in the last few years, and with those changes we've seen a move to wider bars and shorter stems. But there's still a difference in setup based on your riding style. Weight distribution is key to putting the rider in a balanced position. Check out these three videos...
  7. Misc Components
    What is it Riders who appreciate design aesthetics in their mountain bike components should take a close look at the Bontrager Line Pro carbon handlebar and alloy stem combo. Featuring OCLV carbon construction and oversize 35mm clamp diameter, the Line Pro handlebar delivers increased strength...
  8. Misc Components
    The Boxcar is Paul Component's first crack at a stem. What is it? Paul Component's first crack at handlebar holding is a gorgeous anodized purple stem made in the U.S. of A. It comes in three lengths (50mm, 70mm, and 90mm) in either +/- 0 or 15-degree rise/drop. Currently, it is only offered...
  9. General Discussion
    Pivot's specialty is bikes, but they've used that expertise to develop a full line of components. When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they're trying to hit a price point. By using catalog parts rather than "name brands," they can deliver nearly the same ride...
  10. Misc Components
    Weight with 800mm bar is 339 grams. What is it? The PDent is a bar and stem system that is purpose-built to allow shorter stems. The bar is indented to meet the steer tube beyond the normal meeting point of a round bar and steer tube. A normal bar limits the stem length to 30mm but the Pacenti...
  11. Misc Components
    The new 35mm Hope stem is available in two different lengths. Hope When Hope originally released their stems, the 35mm standard was just a ridiculous concept. Well, it's now the defacto standard on virtually every new bike. To stay hip, the UK brand has released new 35mm stems. They're...
  12. Misc Components
    35mm stems and handlebars are now standard issue on most new mountain bikes, so Renthal has updated their entire product line of bars and stems to follow suit (click to enlarge). Mountain bikes have improved drastically over the past few years and most of that progress has come from...
  13. Misc Components
    The Tread Grips mimic RC car tire treads. Tread Grips Inspired by the tire treads of RC cars, the Tread Grips offer a tacky grasp in addition to a little bit more cushioning from the vibration of the trail. Features: a wider grip of 143mm (standard length averages 130mm); a knurled tire...
  14. Misc Components
    Tharsis 9.8 is designed for those riders who can't resist the urge to head downhill in the most direct route possible. Shimano's component arm PRO was busy at Eurobike, showing off a host of new gear for both downhill and cross country racers and riders. Highlights of the 2016 line include new...
  15. Misc Components
    How short can you go? Pacenti says 12mm (click to enlarge). Designer Kirk Pacenti is arguably best known as a leading advocate for 27.5 mountain bikes, but his latest push is in the realm of stems - really short stems. Last weekend at the Sea Otter Classic, Pacenti unveiled a new bar-stem...
  16. Misc Components
    Shimano's handlebar, stem and seatpost sub-brand PRO used the Eurobike world stage to introduce Tharsis XC, a new group of cockpit parts designed to cleanly hide and route the wiring and batteries of their XTR Di2 electronic component group. The parts can be used with mechanical components as...
  17. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Easton Cycling recently launched their new Haven 35 handlebars and stems and Easton Cycling Product Manager Scott Junker stepped into Mtbr's Sea Otter booth to give us a preview of the line. The 750mm wide bars utilize a beefed up 35mm diameter which help the Haven 35 gain 40mm of width while...
  18. Misc Components
    Easton Haven 35 Handlebar and Stem Easton showed their just-announced Haven 35 handlebar and stem combo at Sea Otter, adding a 35mm bar diameter option to the trail/all-mountain line of components. The company launched the bigger bar bulge on their Havoc gravity line in 2012, explaining the...
  19. General Discussion
    The new Easton Haven 35 Carbon bar is available in hi- or lo-rise and in four accent options-black, red, blue or green. Easton Cycling has released its new Haven 35 range today-a system of handlebars and stems with a 35mm clamping diameter, that's said to be stronger and stiffer than the...
  20. Misc Components
    Stealth black carbon and world champion stripes come together on the Ritchey WCS Carbon Trail Rizer handlebar and WCS Trail stem we picked up at the company's headquarters in San Carlos, Calif. recently. Before we mount them to a bike for testing, we thought we'd give you a First Look. The...
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