Spank Spike Director stem review

Integrated unit for Boxxer forks

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£69.99 RRP
Spank Spike Director stem

Our review

A very clean and tidy-looking direct mount stem
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Getting a low front end is becoming increasingly popular with downhill riders, and this stem is one of the lowest around.

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It’s compatible with RockShox Boxxer-style fork mounts, and the 50mm version weighs just 131g, which makes it fractionally lighter than the Sunline Boxxer stem, the nearest equivalent in price and styling.

It’s also available with 30mm reach. Its smooth lines blend in well with handlebars, and the low 15mm height suits modern setups. It mounts to the fork crown with 4x5mm bolts, and 4x5mm bolts also clamp the handlebar cradle.

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It’s stiff, low and looks great, although we’re creeping back up in bar height on some steeper tracks. It’s worth using threadlock on the crown bolts, because crashes can shake them loose.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Spike Director direct mount stem (10)
Brand Spank

Features 30 or 50mm length,
Weight (g) 131
Available Colours Black Chrome White
Material 7075 T6 Aluminium