Control Tech Newton stem review

Control Tech brings you a killer tiller

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £49.99 RRP | USD $71.81
Control Tech Sup MT18 Riser Bar

Our review

Great if you’re after a trail-tough XC-orientated stem for your bike
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Control Tech uses 3D forging to create the basic shape of its 7075 scandium alloy Newton stem. It then lobs it into the CNC mill to sculpt the shape and carefully remove any excess material. The result is a tidy, but fairly generically shaped dog-bone shape stem.

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Look closely and you’ll see a pair of ‘spaghetti strap’ 31.8mm (OS-Oversize) bar clamps which cinch into position with four chromed stainless steel 5mm Allen bolts. Despite looking rather minimalist, we experienced no slippage, even when jumping and hitting repeated drops.

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Two opposing chromed Allen bolts cinch the steerer clamp firmly. You can get it in a wide number of lengths (90-130mm) and all have a five-degree rise. The best thing is that you shouldn’t have any cause to think about it once it’s fitted – just what you want from a stem.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Newton Stem
Brand Control Tech

Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material 7075 Scandium
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm 90mm