Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 10

Pros:

  • Light
  • Strong

Cons:

  • Nothing

Product:

New Ultimate Stem 31.8

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£87.99

Light doesn’t necessarily mean expensive or flexy – well, not when it’s from the small Danish component manufacturer New Ultimate.

Made from 7075 series aluminium, our test 13cm stem tipped the scales at just over 100 grams – seriously impressive and it wasn’t without trepidation that I headed out for my first ride.

I was expecting to be home early removing the stem. Instead I soon forgot about it and didn’t give it a second thought, even as I lined up for the London to Paris ride – three hard riding days to Paris, which was surely a perfect test.

And so it was – riding blind didn’t allow for any mechanical sympathy yet the well proportioned, titanium-bolted stem performed perfectly.

Verdict

Best light stem I've used? Absolutely. Best stem full stop? Probably.

Details

Supplier:www.axelimports.co.uk