Race Face Ride XC Stem review

Budget cross-country stem

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £24.95 RRP
Raceface Ride XC Stem

Our review

New low price for old-school quality and versatility
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From Race Face’s recently launched budget Ride XC line, this is a  tough, lightish cross-country stem that won’t break the bank.


It’s forged from 6061 alloy before being shot-peened to help stress-relieve the surface. The face plate is machined 6061 alloy and uses four 4mm Allen bolt screws to clamp the bar.

The angle can be adjusted by six degrees either way on the reversible stem, giving a racer-flat or slightly raised bar. Not everyone wants or needs a flippable stem, though. We’d like to see a zero-degree option.

Otherwise, there’s very little to complain about – this is simply a solid, relatively run-of-the-mill cross-country/trail bike stem.


There are five lengths (60, 90, 100, 110, and 120mm), with a 110mm stem weighing a reasonable 175g. It comes in 25.4mm and 31.8mm clamp diameters

Product Specifications


Name Ride XC Stem
Brand Race Face

Manufacturer's Description A perfect compliment to your Ride bar & seatpost. the Ride stem is designed specifically for riders looking for Race Face engineering & quality at a value price point.
Features Forged & shot peened from 6061 aluminum for high strength & fatigue resistance at a reasonable weight. Four bolt bar clamp holds bar securely in position. Machined logo on bar clamp gives this value-oriented stem a high end look.
Weight (g) 175
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 31.8
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 110mm 120mm 90mm