NS Direct Mount Stem

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Reassuringly Sturdy DH bar Holder

Rating:
The Good:

Strong and stiff// Not too heavy// Good quality, appropriately sized hardware

The Bad:

May be tricky to slide some bars in// Colour options

Overall Review:

I bought this stem based purely on the price when I needed a new one for my DH rig. But when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of quality in the hand which surpassed a pricier item that it replaced.

Upon fitting the stem I was again pleased by the larger bolts and the fact the upper half of the stem surrounds more than 180 of the bar meaning the bar has to be slid in much like the Renthal stems. This may make fitting some bars tricky and care must be taken not to mark your new kit while fitting it but once done should deliver a very secure and strong interface. Indeed the bar seems well clamped with only a minimal amount of torque on the bolts.

When doing the bolts up you get that reassuringly solid feel similar to BMX stems where the bolts firm up quickly without flexing

Overall Review:

I bought this stem based purely on the price when I needed a new one for my DH rig. But when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of quality in the hand which surpassed a pricier item that it replaced. 

Upon fitting the stem I was again pleased by the larger bolts and the fact the upper half of the stem surrounds more than 180° of the bar meaning the bar has to be slid in much like the Renthal stems. This may make fitting some bars tricky and care must be taken not to mark your new kit while fitting it but once done should deliver a very secure and strong interface. Indeed the bar seems well clamped with only a minimal amount of torque on the bolts. 

When doing the bolts up you get that reassuringly solid feel similar to BMX stems where the bolts firm up quickly without flexing anything unduly. 

A proper stem at a proper price point. Look no further. 

Specifications

Product NS Direct Mount Stem
Riding Type Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park
Material CNC machined AL 6061 T6
Clamp Diameter 31.8mm
Length
  • 43mm
  • 50mm
Rise 3mm
Steer Diameter Direct mount for dual crown forks
Colors
Weight 0 lb 5.3 oz (151 g)
Miscellaneous 74.9 €
180° clamp
Designed to be threaded onto the handlebars from the sides
One bolt for clamping bar and stem to the crown
Adjustable reach has two positions
Weight listed for stem with all bolts
Price N/A
More Info

www.ns-bikes.com

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