This really is a stem that tops anything that the market has to offer, at literally half the price. Suitable for XC / AM use- the ultimate mountain bike stem.
Lighter than just about any other stem available, these are forged from a single piece of hi-grade alloy- aligning the metals natural grain to minimise fatigue and maximising stength where it matters.
Clever post-forge machining reduces the weight, with zero impact on strength. A tough trick that many get so wrong.
Carefully designed transitions spread stress to enhance strengh, weight and bling.
Try it and be ready for a surprise.
Bought this to replace a stem that was too long but didn't want to shell out a fortune on a Hope one - it seems just as good. Very light, stiff and for me the correct length and angle. It also looks pretty cool too on my Ibis.