NS Bikes Magneto stem review

Complex stem design

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £70.00 RRP
NS Bikes Magneto stem

Our review

Works well, but the involved setup process and having to cut your fork steerer will put many off
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The Magneto’s wedge design requires a bit of patience to understand and time to fit. This is because it separates the stem into two main pieces, a two-part wedge mechanism and four main bolts, which all need to be put together and torqued up in a set order.

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Fitting, then, isn’t the work of five easy minutes. But once it’s on your bike you’ve no doubt that your bar is going to stay put.

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The rear of the stem is neatly rounded off to save your knees getting a whack, with no sharp steerer clamp bolts sticking out. On the trail the Magneto is stiff and creak free. The integrated stem cap may be an issue for some though – it necessitates cutting your fork steerer in order to achieve your perfect bar height, not just stacking a couple of spacers up top. If you’re a fit-and-forget kind of rider who seldom changes their setup that’s fine, but otherwise it’s a big commitment.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Magneto stem (15)
Brand NS Bikes

Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material 6061 T6 Alloy