Sunline are making a strong push to be taken seriously as manufacturers of top quality components. Until now they’re perhaps more famous for their downhill-orientated kit, but cross-country riders are now also being catered for with the 121g XC-One stem.
Available in 90/100/110mm lengths, most trail and cross-country riders will find something to suit. The machining inside the central extension is both smooth and has cut out lots of extra material, and therefore weight.
The outer shape of the forward extension gently flares to meet the bar and, on our trail bike, the stem works perfectly with little discernible flex and a vice-like grip on our carbon riser.