Superstar Components Zephir CNC stem£44.99

Neat CNC stem

BikeRadar score2.5/5

Our 50mm sample weighed in at just 111g which is spot on for this kind of money. We like the neat CNC finish, the small five-degree rise and the fact that there’s a choice of faceplate colours, making it easy to coordinate it with the rest of your steed. The large cutaways at the faceplate make it easy to see the bar alignment marks, which is handy.

The shallow steerer clamping area means that the Zephir isn’t the stiffest stem on test, no matter what it is you’re riding. There’s noticeable give when you pull on the bars, which isn’t ideal.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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