Race Face Respond stem review

Sturdy steering piece

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £45.95 RRP | USD $56.99
RaceFace Respond Stem

Our review

Good attention to detail, stiff clamp and a super-sturdy feel
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We like the attention to detail on what Race Face consider their entry-level stubby stem. The faceplate mates nicely with the main body to produce a very stiff clamp on the bar and it feels super-sturdy and ready to tackle anything.

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The discreet torque settings marked on the stem are great too, and the fact that 5mm bolts are used all round make reaching the correct torque easier than ever.

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Our 45mm sample weighed in at 194g, which is pretty hefty considering the price. More subtle graphics would be nice, as would a lower rise option – the 10-degree rise does loft the bar up a little.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Respond stem (11)
Brand Race Face

Weight (g) 194
Available Colours Black
Steerer Size 1 1/8 1.5
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Angle 10