Outland R31Eight stem review

Budget stem

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £19.99 RRP
Outland R31 Eight

Our review

Workman-like construction but very good value
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Twenty quid doesn’t get you much these days but it will bag you an oversized stem from the Raleigh Parts and Accessories stable. 

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In this price range though the R31Eight is 15g lighter than its closest rival, the Cinelli Vai XL, but the quality isn’t as high. The edges of the bar clamp are just way too sharp (as your bars flex the edges of the bar clamp effectively dig into them, not good), although this can be fixed with careful use of a fine file. 

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The rear bolts are standard cap head Allen bolts, and they stick out quite alarmingly. Replace those with domed head bolts and the whole thing would be much better. On the plus side, it’s stiff, very affordable, and the little problems are easy to sort out.

Product Specifications

Product

Name R31Eight Stem
Brand Outland

Manufacturer's Description Our Outland stem with its 7 degree positive and negative rise with flip graphics will fit any road or MTB bike. Constructed using lightweight 6061-T6 alloy to ensure a high performing product.
Features Lightweight 6061-T6 alloy. +/- 7 degree rise. 4 bolt fixing face plate. Supplied with A-Head top cap.
Weight (g) 174
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 110mm 120mm 90mm