The Funn Crossfire stem is a stem aimed at enduro use but in reality is a stem well suited to pretty much any MTB application.
The Syncros Hixon SL IC is moulded from carbon to give it a really sleek, futuristic shape that accentuates some highly sculpted frames.
The USE Ultimate Vyce stem is a little different to most others on the market currently. It uses a simple expander wedge design to generate clamping forces.
CNC machined from solid 6061 billet aluminium, the Funn Strippa Evo stem represents a solid way to clamp your bars to your bike.
The Race Face Ride stem is one of those components that makes you question whether you need to spend mega bucks on parts. Coming in a shade under £25, it…
The Ragley Stubbing stem comes in a multitude of colours, all with a two-tone finish. The smaller size doesn’t result in a below average weight.
Machined out of a solid billet of 2014 T6-series aluminium, the Hope AM Freeride stem is exactly what you’d expect from the Lancashire component giant.
Gamut is better known for chain devices, but this minimal, matt-anodised Gamut Cillos stem shows another side to the US manufacturer.
Made in the UK from 6061 T6-series aluminium, the Burgtec Enduro MK2 short stem is second-generation trail and all-mountain stem for both bar sizes.
The Race Face Aeffect 35 is a no-nonsense, forged and CNC finished 6061 aluminium stem at a bargain price. Winner of Best value in our stem group test.
The Renthal Apex stem is available right down to 31mm in length. At 110g it’s the lightest 35mm option we've tested and that helps justify the cost.
KS has now added bars stems to its line-up. Designed for enduro, the KS Ether stem is light and strong enough for everything from XC to DH.
There’s nothing to complain about here. The Gravity Grid stem’s price is fair, the finish is good and performance is right up there.
The Chromag BZA is perfectly in keeping with aggressive riding ethic. It works great, but doesn’t provide anything over a stem that’s half the money.
The design of the Azonic Rock proved stiff enough and the unusual 45mm reach may be useful. Solidity and steering response is good too.
Not the lightest, but the Truvativ Descendant is still perfectly acceptable for trail riding and XC. The price is excellent considering the quality.
The Megaforce 2 is mega expensive, but comes with a 10-year guarantee and, if money were no object, would be our first choice. Syntace really has ticked all the boxes.
Read our verdict on the Truvativ Stylo T40 stem.
Oversized bar and stem from Easton on test
We test the Thomson Elite post and X4 Elite stem