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Race Face D2 Stem

Average User Rating: (Very Good)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Solid DH/FR Stem. Literally”

The Good: Clamping interface, 35mm length option, recessed bolts

The Bad: Weight and looks

Overall Review:

I bought this stem because I was really looking for a 35mm stem, and this came in at the price I was looking for. This is one of the few DH/FR stems that comes in 35mm, and doesn't cost and arm and a leg. The clamping interface around the bars is what I like most about it. With other stems featuring a front facing faceplate, when the bars are clamped in, it leaves a gap between the faceplate and stem body, causing stress points on the bar. With this stem, clamping forces are distributed evenly all the way around the bar, eliminating the stress points. Especially if you are running a carbon bar, this is something to consider. The downside to this stem is that it simply looks 'blocky'. It doesn't have the sleekness that many other stems have, instead looking like this came straight out of the CNC machine. The weight is also more noticeable because it just looks heavy. The recessed bolts in the stem clamp are a nice touch though, and saves bare knees from being skinned when accidentally smashed up against the back of the stem. All in all, if you aren't too particular about the looks or weight, this is a pretty good product.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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Miscellaneous The D2 stem once again sets the standard in the freeride market withthis performance big hit masterpiece. Race Face engineers have designed D2 asan optimal combination of strength & stiffness without addingexcessive weight. The D2 stem combines bomber mountain bike heritagewith some BMX attitude. Machined in Race Face's British Columbia, Canada manufacturing plant from 6061 aluminum, this stem is virtually unbreakable. Four bolt bar clamp holds bar securely in position. Interlocking U-Shaped Handlebar Clamp Geometry. Faceplate eliminates stress risers which cause your bar to bend or break. Opposing bolts on steer tube clamp provides extreme clamping power while reducing stress on the steer tube. Laser etched logos. Designed for DH and Freeride Bar clamp 31.8mm Approximate weight 250g
Price $47.78
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry