RaceFace Evolve stem review

Dependable mountain bike stem for all-round riding

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $48.00
RaceFace Evolve stem

Our review

Decent stiffness and weight make for a solid, reliable component
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The Evolve range is RaceFace’s mid-range component lineup. The stem’s pitched as an all-rounder, with cross-country, trail and all-mountain in its remit. 


It’s forged from 6061 aluminium, with an unusual kind of hybrid round/octagonal cross-section. Up front there’s an interlocking clamp with plenty of metal around the threads, while at the back two opposing bolts grip the steerer. 

It’s entirely competent, being adequately stiff and a reasonable weight – our 70mm stem, the shortest of the five, came in at under 150g. The price is fine for what is a perfectly good if unremarkable piece of kit. 


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Evolve stem (12)
Brand Race Face

Features 70, 90, 100, 110, 120mm lengths
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 31.8
Stem Rise 6
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium