BUYER'S GUIDE STEMS
Perhaps nowhere is the effect of Human Factor fitting more obvious than our bikes’ cockpits. Tiny adjustments in cockpit geometry can have a massive impact on your bike’s comfort and performance characteristics.
DIRECT MOUNT STEMS
SPANK INDUSTRIES offers 4 models of DM Stem, all available in 31.8mm diameter. The DM40 Ltd. Edition stem was developed with 2019 UCI DH World Cup Champion Amaury Pierron. It features a 100% CNC machined body with a 40mm length and true zero degree rise optimized for an aggressive race position and most direct, responsive handling. The DIRECT 40 Stem is also designed to a 40mm length, and is a forged alloy stem that has been CNC optimized. For a less aggressive direct mount, look to the DIRECTOR 2 at 50mm length. The DM 25/30 can be adjusted from 25mm - 30mm length.
SINGLE CROWN STEMS
SPANK SPLIT & SPLIT 35 Stems come in 4-lengths per model, allowing you to tune your cockpit in micro-increments. The SPLIT Stem is available in both 31.8mm and 35mm diameter and is SPANK's premium Single Crown Stem.
Ranging from $39.90 to $49.90, SPANK INDUSTRIES offers a great range of Single Crown stems to suit every rider style and set-up. Look to the SPOON 318 for a 31.8mm split stem stem available in two lengths, and the SPOON 350 for a 35mm stem also available in two lengths.
The Spoon 2 stem at $39.90 offers one of the best value for money stems on the market with the same SPANK INDUSTRIES 'bombproof' quality you would expect from any SPANK product. Look to Race 2 for a shorter length all-mountain / trail stem available in both 35mm and 50mm lengths, and for the tall, long-limbed riders, the Oozy Trail stem is perfect at either 50mm or 65mm length.