Weight: 121g/Titanium bolts/Sizes: 75, 90, 105, 120, 135mm/6-degree rise/10-year warranty/Clamp diameter: 31.8mm
You can’t see it but this stem has a 31.8mm bar clamp and 31.8mm (make that 1 1/4in) steerer clamp. The reason being Syntace can use a large diameter round extension tube without having to ovalise it. The downside is that the stem comes with a loose-fitting steerer shim to bring it down to 28.6mm, which adds weight, enough to push it above the Ritchey. Without it this 3D forged stem would be the lightest on test, and is also reasonably stiff.
Weight savings are evident on the faceplate, which is split into two separate parts and fastened on with titanium hardware.
Syntace doesn’t recommend using this stem with a bar wider than 610mm and it’s only available in 31.8mm, but it does offer a short 75mm length and an impressive 10-year warranty.
MBR RATING: 9/10