Renthal Integra direct mount stem review

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£99.99

Renthal Integra direct mount stem

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"The superb quality, finish and weight, not to mention vice-like clamping, make the Renthal Integra one of the best direct mount stems currently available"

Saturday, February 11, 2012 11.00am By

The Integra is the first direct-mount stem from Renthal and has been tested at World Cup level by the likes of Sam Hill, Fabien Barel and Troy Brosnan. It uses a two-piece design and is made from extensively CNC machined 6082 T6 alloy. With bolts, it weighs in at just 137g. 

Despite its slender weight, the Integra is as stiff as they come thanks to the wide U-shaped clamp and there are helpful etched markings so you can align your bars properly. It's been cleverly designed to offer either 50mm or 45mm of reach via double drilled mounting holes, which is handy on today’s breed of ultra-adjustable downhill bikes. 

At nearly £100 a pop, it’s not exactly cheap but it’s not the most expensive direct-mounter out there either. The build quality is second to none, so this is a stem that'll be with you for a long time. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

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Specification

Name:
Integra Stem (12)
Brand:
Renthal
Price:
£99.99

Description:
Boxxer/Fox (IS) mount
Features:
CNC machined from 6082 T6 aluminium alloy •Minimal 6-bolt, split stem design •U-shape cradle clamp eliminates handlebar stress risers found with traditional stems •Ultra-wide 64mm clamp width •45 or 50mm adjustable offset
Weight (g):
137
Available Colours:
Black/Gold

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