Race Face Atlas 35 Stem

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Robust stem but bolts keep getting loose handlebar spins.
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The Good
if you like the map design this is a pro for you.
The Bad
I had issues with the bolts loosening, and the Loctite 243 disappearing, I’m not sure why, but maybe I am pushing the stem to extremes with the temperature changes, and the Loctite gets worn off, most of the traces were gone. I had to check before, during and after the ride to make sure it was secure, other wise I would risk the bars spinning, which happen several times, and when getting the bike out from room stem home to outdoors in -10C this was not the case with Renthal apex 35 stem as long as I used Loctite 243, the only times I made it loosen was without Loctite or not cured with big temperature change, I have tested this on the Apex stem I Intentionally Did not put Loctite 243 with the Apex them the stem spun on the steerer, at a day with rapid temp change, it got to 25C, but it did not other places where it had Loctite on. I also experienced this in the winter when I just installed it and Loctite did not cure. But with The Atlas Stem it would happen even with Loctite cured, It did not handle this well even with Loctite 243. So loose headset was common issue even with Chris King headset. can’t know if it’s a combination of the materials used in bolts, stem, or and the clamp design, but the difference was huge. The Atlas Stem is made of 6061-T6 aluminum. I haven’t tried changing the bolts yet, So I haven’t tried Titanium bolts, I don’t know how much it will effect the issues I experienced. I know many are satisfied with this stem, But they might not be using it to the extremes I am, with the temp changes. The bolts don't have great tolerances in the head, and the they wear a lot, so eventually they looked quite worn but not worn out, but they did not wear out, so there will be some play between the hex key, but nothing huge, I had the same experience with all other Race Face Bolts, on Turbine Dropper, Atlas Cranks, but the bolts on all of the dropper posts got worn out eventually, as I had to tighten them more often, so they were so bad I would need to replace them, but I replaced dropper posts, and same thing happen, but I had to return them and get refund due to other issues. Not for ”weight wienies”, 9 grams heavier than the Renthal Apex, it’s quite a noticeable difference, when I hold them, but not a a huge difference, but it all adds up.
Overall Review:

If any one has tested this stem with aftermarket bolts, Titanium bolts, or have any knowledge to share about it, feel free to comment on this.

I've of course not tested it in a lab, or special tools so can't have precise findings.

Not for ''weight wienies'', 9 grams heavier than the Renthal Apex, it's quite a noticeable difference, when I hold them, but not a a huge difference, but it all adds up.

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Specifications

Product
Race Face Atlas 35 Stem
Riding Type
Downhill
Enduro / All-Mountain
Freeride / Bike Park
Trail
Other: E-bike
Material
6061 Aluminum
Clamp Diameter
35mm
Length
Option 1: 35mm
Option 2: 50mm
Option 3: 65mm
Rise
Steer Diameter
1 1/ 8"
Colors
Black
Weight
35mm length: 0 lb 5 oz (141 g)
50mm length: 0 lb 5.6 oz (160 g)
65mm length: 0 lb 6.4 oz (181 g)
Miscellaneous
  • 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.
  • Price
    $109.99
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    Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
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