Ritchey Comp adjustable stem review

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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. 

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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. 

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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

Product

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