The stem connects the steerer tube of the fork to the handlebars. While it's a small piece, the stem cannot be overlooked. A stem's drop, rise, and length will all affect how a mountain bike handles.
In the mountain biking world, stems are a point of some controversy between the bike fitters and the aggressive bike handlers. Many bike fitters view the stem as a cockpit component that allows them to achieve perfect fit on the mountain bike. However, bike skills coaches and aggressive riders claim that the stem is a handling-related component and not a fit-related component. Most riders that are concerned with fit generally run rather long stems, while most riders who are concerned with handling generally run shorter stems.
|Zoom TDS-80 Adjustable Stem||Answer -One||Answer DH Stem||Answer DJ||Answer Rove AM|
|Answer Rove XC||Anvl Components ARC DM Stem||Azonic Shorty||Bontrager Big Earl Freeride 31.8||Bontrager Race 25.4|
|Bontrager Rhythm 31.8||Cannondale 50mm||Crank Brothers Crank Brothers Iodine 2||Diamondback DB AL6061 Ahead 7° 31.8mm||Easton EA30|
|Easton EA50||Easton EA70||Easton Haven||Easton Haven 35 Stem||Easton Havoc 35 - 50mm|
|Easton Havoc Bolt-on||Easton Havoc DH||Easton Vice AM||FSA FR230||Funn Serial Killa|
|Funn Serial Rippa||Giant Connect 60mm||Giant Contact AM Stem||Giant Giant Connect 100mm||Hope DH|
|Kalloy Uno ASA-105 Carbon||Kind Shock Ether Stem||Kore Direct Mount Marzocchi 888||Kore Repute Stem||Loaded Precision AmX Direct Mount|
|Loaded Precision AMXC Stem||Niner RDO 80mm / Red||Ns Bikes Quark Pro||Nukeproof Warhead Boxxer||Origin-8 Pro Pulsion Alloy Ergo Stem - /-8° Black, 100 x 25.4mm|
|Point One Racing Split-Second (DM)||Race Face Atlas 35mm||Race Face Atlas AM||Race Face Atlas FR Direct Mount||Race Face D2|
|Race Face Deus XC||Race Face Diablo||Race Face diabolus||Race Face Evolve DH||Race Face Evolve Sterling|