New Ultimate Stem 31.8

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Score

10/10

Pros

  • Light
  • Strong

Cons

  • Nothing

Price as reviewed:

£88

  • 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