The new Massi X-Lite 2 stem is based around a 3D forging that’s then wrapped with layers of carbon ﬁbre composite. Unlike the normal X-Lite version, X-Lite 2 features a composite reinforced bar cap too.
The deﬂection test was surprising, failing to make the top ﬁve in terms of torsional stiffness, though out on the road it felt more than stiff enough, even feeling quite harsh at times.
At 195g for the 120mm version tested (other sizes have yet to be conﬁrmed), there’s more than enough material and it should have done better in our torsional testing.
Good touches include stainless bolts with high quality washers front and rear, the rear bolts are domed head items, and the bar clamp edges are nicely rounded off too, all adding up to a quality offering for good money.