RaceFace Evolve XC Stem review

RaceFace have done well with this one: the length options (70, 90, 110, 120 and 130mm) give you plenty of choice, which is vital when setting up your perfect controls. We tested the 70mm stem, which has a great 'all mountain' feel.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £39.95 RRP
The Evolve XC Stem is strong and isn't unduly heavy.

Our review

Strong, reasonable weight - Raceface have done well with this one
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RaceFace have done well with this one: the length options (70, 90, 110, 120 and 130mm) give you plenty of choice, which is vital when setting up your perfect controls. We tested the 70mm stem, which has a great ‘all mountain’ feel.

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With a six-degree rise, the stem gives you good control when tackling technical singletrack or tricky descents, and it provides you with a good body position for climbs without feeling cramped. It also has an interlocking U-shaped face plate to help eliminate stress concentrations, which is a bonus for carbon bar users. The whole of the stem is forged from 6061 aluminium, so it’s strong and it has a reasonable weight of 170g.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Evolve XC Stem
Brand Race Face

Adjustable Stem No
Angle 6
Laser Etched Graphics No
Stem Rise Plus 6/-6 Reversible
Weight (g) 205
Available Colours Black
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 31.8
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Bike Use Any
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 110mm 120mm 70mm 90mm