Sizes: 50, 70, 90, 110mm/Rise: 8 degrees/Clamp size: 31.8mm/Weight: 171g (70mm)/One-year warranty
Race Face is now offering an all-mountain stem in Atlas (expensive) and Evolve (entry level) categories. The Evolve AM is forged from 2014 aluminium and then blasted. We’re assuming this means it’s bead blasted (or shot-peened), which increases tensile strength and fatigue resistance. It gets an interlocking faceplate borrowed off of the Diabolus stem and it does interlock into the stem.
The bar also sits further into the front of the stem, offering a better overall fit. We’ve mixed opinions on the styling but the Evolve AM is well priced and comes in smaller and a better range of sizes than the equivalently-priced Easton.
MBR RATING: 9/10