Until recently I was heavier than that and I've raced local enduros on my 40mm Wren stem. It's certified for DH after all.Mikeetheviking just showed me the Wren stems today, I had no idea about them but I'm intrigued and considering one for a new build!
I can't help wondering though, do you think they're a good idea for a 235lbs rider?
Old thread I know, but figured this email I got from Wren today could be helpful. Wren is back to T20 bolts full time, with no option (via them) for T25s:I ordered a stem from them and they're back to using T20 screws.
Thank you. I remember reading that thread but couldn't find it again. That's why I stick with kalloy uno. Half the price, only 20g more , and super reliable.Several. Post # 23, 29, 31 etc.
The raceface turbine 31.8 and turbine R 35 are a bit above 100g and you should be able to find them for under $100. I can't imagine them not handling anything you could possibly throw at them.Sorry to pull up an old thread, but I found this because I'm stem shopping. I read the original review link in the very first post and saw that they updated that review to say that the Wren stem had failed with the original smaller bolts.
I see ENVE makes a 100g stem for 35mm bars, but very pricey. (But fine with converting to 31.8mm since personally I think the 35mm thing is idiotic.)
I like my Uno 7 on my roadbike, but I see they don't make a short enough stem for the current long/low/slack mtbs. I'm interested in going a little shorter than my current 50mm... down to 40mm or 35mm I guess. (Because apparently I'm not loving the steeper STA trend so my saddle is almost all the way back.)
Any thoughts on 100g-stems for around $100 or so? It's a full-suspension xc/trail bike, so the stem won't take too bad of a beating. (Not as bad of harsh impacts as roadbike stems go through with no suspension and 80psi tires.)
EDIT- Not meaning to lock in at $100... I just mean cheaper than the $230 or so that ENVE costs for the CF stem. Honestly I'd be a bit embarrassed to show up with an ENVE stem in front of my friends it's so pricey... like showing up at a ride with gold chains around my neck.