Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Today Yoshimura officially launched its ENDH stem, utilizing a unique design that can be used as a single crown traditional stem or as a direct mount DH stem. With stack heights getting higher and higher, Yoshimura decided to engineer a stem that provides a 35mm rise and takes up less steer tube overall. When changing stem lengths, you no longer need to remove the entire stem; just change to the longer or shorter mount set. That means no more forks falling out, and no need to realign the handlebars which can be a pesky task with short stems.
Have a DH bike? The ENDH converts to a direct mount stem. As a DH stem, length options are 45, 50, and 55mm while providing an 18mm rise. You can pre-order the ENDH stem for $199 at Yoshimura today for a Feb2022 delivery.
Low stack height 23.5mm
Rise 35mm / single crown stem
ENDH system doesn’t require headset readjustment or handlebar realignment
Single Crown reach 37mm / 42mm / 47mm
Clamp Mounts are also sold separately
63mm handlebar clamp width provides better stability
All three mount sizes work with DH direct mount top clamps
Direct mount reach 45mm / 50mm / 55mm
Direct mount rise 18mm
173 Grams / 37mm, 191 grams / 42mm, 204 grams / 47mm
Available in Hard-anodize Pewter / Black and YoshiKote / Black
Accommodates only 35mm handlebars
Stainless Steel A4-70 tapered hardware
USA made in Chino, CA
1 year warranty
Speaking of Crust Bikes, they teamed up with Darren Larkin from Larkin Cycles to make these 1″ threadless stems. Yeah, you read that correctly, a 1″ threadless stem. Not many people are making these anymore but now might be a good time to ditch that 1990s aluminum stem you’ve been hammering and switch to a heat-treated Chromoly stem! Retail is $160 and shipping today from Crust Bikes.
-Made in Los Angeles, California, USA using heat treated 4130 chromoly.
-Colors- Copper, Brass, Nickel
-Reach- 50mm, 70mm or 80mm
-Clamp Diameters- 31.8 only
-Steerer Tube Clamp Diameter- 1″
-Stack (Bottom of stem to center of clamp)- 60mm
-Weights- 50mm- 190g | 70mm- 198 | 80mm- 216g
Suspension stems aren’t anything new. The 80s and 90s brought about many versions of a damping cockpit and in modern times, we’ve seen quite a few roll across our email with the latest being the Vecnum freeQENCE. This stem comes in 90mm, 105mm, and 120mm lengths and provides maximum suspension travel of 30mm, which is split into 20mm positive travel and 10mm negative travel – similar to the sag of a suspension fork. This stem retails at €299.00 direct from Vecnum and there is a lot more to its design, which you can read all about at Vecnum.
As MTB geometry changes over the years, so do forks, and eventually, this progress trickles down to stems. That’s the motivation for component brand Tenet who just updated its Nora stem. The Nora V2.5 stem is designed with modern bike geometry and short offset forks in mind. These are designed for a ø35mm clamp bar, thus the shortest length you could go is 32mm. From there, Tenet increased the stem length by 5mm increments, matching the fork offsets of 37mm and 42mm nicely. Most brands that offer bikes with modern geometry recommend running a stem as close to your fork offset as possible. These stems are machined in Bellingham, Washington, from North American sourced 6061-T6 aluminum and carry a retail price of $134. In stock and shipping today from Tenet.
Last week, we posted about Engin’s 35mm clamp MTB stems (by the way, ours showed up and they are super slick!), completely forgetting to drop a note for their new 31.8mm seatpost clamps. These new clamps come in four anodized colors, matching the new Engin stems and are machined in-house in Philly from 6061 aluminum.
For Seat tube diameter 31.8 mm
For Seat post diameter up to 29 mm
Weight with steel bolt: 18g
Weight with Ti bolt: 17g
Pre-order now at Engin Cycles.
Engin Cycles knows a thing or two about MTB design and fabrication. Their hardtails have been progressive before that was a thing. The latest product from their Philly shop is a 35mm clamp stem, available in four colors and 32mm, 40mm, and 50mm lengths. They retail for $150.
These 6061 aluminum stems can be upgraded to in-house milled titanium hardware for a $30 upcharge.
32 mm 135 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 127 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
40 mm 147 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 139 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
50 mm 181 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 172 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
Stack Height 40 mm
Clamp Width 50 mm
Height Offset 5 mm
Steer Clamp 28.6 mm
Bolt Torque 5 nm MAX
See more at Engine Cycles.
Tired of having your bars too low and too far away? Are 35mm length stems still too short? Or perhaps you bought a bike that’s a litttttle too small for you? Check out Vermont-based Tanglefoot Cycles’ and their component subsidiary Discord Component’s Peeper Stem.
This aluminum stem combines the classic functionality found in upright quill stems with the fit and functionality of a modern MTB stem. Made in New Jersey and shipping today. Don’t stop with the Peeper, Tanglefoot has a whole slew of awesome products, so spend some time on their website today.
1 1/8″ steerer clamp for most threadless forks
75mm stack height
31.8 bar clamp. 50mm wide.
Milled Aluminum with Stainless Bolts
Available for $185 via Analog Cycles.
When RideFarr announced their 70mm long Headspace stem, there was a cry for a 35mm clamp option, so the brand developed a heavy-duty version of this throwback cockpit. These new stems are shorter and have a larger clamp diameter for burlier riding and control. You can pre-order one now at RideFarr for $105 with a March 2021 delivery.
-35mm Bar Diameter
-Forged and CNC-machined construction
-31.8mm Compatible ( with shims / sold separately )
-Target Weight : approx 142g
ENVE just released a new stem and no, it’s not carbon, it’s cold-forged and then machined. These stems also have a no-gap faceplate, clamped by stainless M5 hardware, to really clean your cockpit lines up. The new Mountain Stems come in 35mm, 50mm, 65mm lengths, 31.8mm or 35mm, and 0º rise. Retail is $125. See more at ENVE.
Available in late January of 2021, the Ride Farr Headspace 70mm is a throwback to MTB and ATB stems of the ’80s and ’90s but designed for gravel bikes. Why 70mm for a gravel bike? Modern gravel bikes are moving in the direction that mountain bikes did back 10 years ago with a longer reach. 70mm seems to be the sweet spot most progressive gravel bikes require.
-Zero Degree Rise
-8mm Bar Diameter
-Forged Alloy Construction with CNC-Machined Finish
-70mm Clamping Width ( ideal for Drop Handlebars and Flat or Low Riser MTB Handlebars )
-Target Weight : 167g
Pre-order the Headspace stem at Ride Farr today.
Silver will always be classy and Zipp is looking to bring classy builds back with their full line of Silver Service Course components. Seat posts, stems, and a wide variety of handlebar models are now available in this silver finish. Now, since Zipp and SRAM are under the same roof, I wonder if this means we can look forward to silver SRAM kits? Now that would be nice! See the full Zipp Silver Service Course lineup at Zipp.
PAUL and his team of merry machinists made yet another super-limited batch of Boxcar Stems – 5 of each size – as an homage to Eddie Van Halen’s iconic home-painted “79′ Bumblebee” guitar as it appeared on the back cover of Van Halen II and throughout their 1979 Tour.
It’s a little known fact that Eddie himself brought the original guitar to Dimebag Darrell’s funeral in 2004 where it was placed in his coffin and buried with him. Much like the guitar, each one of these stems is totally unique, artistically splattered in black and gold anodizing by Scooter himself. Somebody get me a doctor!
After their A35 stem’s success, Industry Nine decided to adapt the 35mm clamp stem to the 31.8 platform. These A318 stems are machined in the USA, right in Asheville, North Carolina, from domestically sourced 7075 aluminum billet, come in a variety of color options – 11 to be exact! – and since all of I9’s parts are anodized in house, you can expect consistent color matching.
After their first secret Van Halen-inspired product drop, Paul Component decided to make a run of these wild Van Halen Boxcar stems, as an exclusive offer to readers of the Radavist. They come in 35mm – 110mm, in 0º, 7º, and 15º, and in both 31.8 or 35mm clamp for MTB bars. Check out all the options at Paul and have a great weekend!
Kingdom Bike, the manufacturer of rowdy titanium mountain bike frames announced their newest product, a shorty MTB stem called the Ronin. These stems are available in a 31.8 or 35mm clamp, in 35mm and 40mm lengths and in a raw or polished finish. The Ronin comes in at 135g for the 35mm and 140g for the 40mm, and like all good things, it features titanium fixings.
The stem is a very limited edition as a pre-order for the start of March. The RRP is €155 (+/- $177.69 USD) and we will have stock at the start of March. Pre-order discount if you want to pre-order this stem to ensure you get one then use the code IAMRONIN at the checkout to claim a €30 pre-order discount.
See more at Kingdom Bike.
Your comments on Paul Component Engineering’s Instagram did not fall on deaf ears. The team at PAUL have designed and fabricated their popular Boxcar stems in a 35mm clamp, with a 35mm length. Head to PAUL for more information. I love all these MUSA stem offerings!
Industry Nine is best known for their hubs and wheelsets but the Asheville-based company just launched their new A35 stem. These stems are made in-house at i9, come in a 35mm bar clamp, in 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 60mm lengths. Best of all, you can mix and match your favorite anodizing colors. There are 11 colors to choose from. That means there are 231 possible combinations. See more information at Industry Nine.