Race Face Cadence stem review

Road stem

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £39.95 RRP | USD $71.91
Race Face Cadence

Our review

Stylish, stiff, well finished and attractively priced, though a little heavy
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This is the more affordable of the two stems in the Race Face range intended for road bikes, and if you’re counting the grams it’s also quite heavy for a nonadjustable stems, at 167g in a 120mm version. 

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The 6061 aluminium alloy offering has a distinctive channel down the side which, oddly, makes the stem look longer than it is, but will also add to cantilevered stiffness slightly, something which was easily seen in our deflection testing and our riding impressions.

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The two-piece bar clamp is made from heat treated 2014 aluminium alloy and has U- shaped ends which interlock with the main stem, resulting in a more even hoop stress when they’re tightened. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name Cadence Stem
Brand Race Face

Manufacturer's Description A perfect compliment to your Cadence cranks & seatpost - the Cadence stem is designed specifically for road riders looking for a lightweight performance stem at a reasonable price.
Features Forged & blasted 6061 aluminum for high strength & fatigue resistance at a reasonable weight. Two piece bar clamp
Weight (g) 167
Available Colours Black Silver
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Bike Use Road
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 110mm 120mm 70mm 90mm