Ritchey Comp adjustable stem review

Raise or lower your bar

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GBP £29.99 RRP | USD $42.81
Ritchey Comp Adjustable Stem

Our review

High quality, adjustable stem for the perfect riding position
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Adjustable stems are a useful way of tweaking your handlebar height and reach, particularly for touring where you spend long hours in the saddle. 


The Comp is one of the most reliable models we’ve come across. It fits a 1 1/8in threadless steerer and is available in a range of lengths – 80, 100 and 120mm – in both standard and oversize clamp diameters. The angle of adjustment is a full 90° (from 45° higher than horizontal to 45° lower). 

Made in forged 6061 T-6 aluminium, there’s a reassuring chunkiness to the stem, and no discernible flex or squeaking from the bolt during riding. 

In theory there’s nothing to stop you making changes while on tour; in practice it’s not that easy, as you’ll need to completely remove the stem to adjust the angle, and tilt the handlebar, brakes and shifters accordingly too. 


At 225g for the 80mm model, weight is surprisingly low. On the downside, there are no incremental markings, which means getting a specific angle takes a bit of guesswork.

Product Specifications


Name Comp Adjustable Road Stem (09)
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 225
Available Colours Black
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 25.8
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium
Adjustable Stem Yes
Stem Length/Reach Options 100mm 120mm 80mm
Angle 90
Cap Bolts 4
Cap Width 40