Truvativ Stylo T30 stem review

Good value cockpit piece

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £55.00 RRP | USD $77.91
Truvativ Stylo T30 stem

Our review

Other brands may have more cachet but the Truvativ punches above its pricepoint
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At 123g the Truvativ Stylo is seriously light for a stem pitched at applications beyond cross-country racing. It’s an impressive bit of manufacturing, with lots of subtle hollowing and pocketing to shave out superfluous metal.

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Up front there’s an impressively minimalist four-bolt bar clamp. There’s not much to the faceplate, to the extent that plate doesn’t seem like quite the right term – all excess material has been taken out, leaving just an H shape.

A neat touch is the engraved centreline, on the H, to help get a perfectly central bar. It’s mere aesthetics, but Truvativ’s top right/bottom left logo looks good whichever way up the stem’s mounted.

The T30 is available in six lengths, although we reckon there’s room for a 50 or 60mm option below the shortest-available 75. Despite the T30’s low weight it’s pretty stout in use, although if you’re tackling really big stuff there’s no substitute for more metal.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Stylo T30 stem(12)
Brand Truvativ

Features length 75mm, rise 5°, clamp width 48mm, stack height 40mm, other sizes 75, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130mm ,
Weight (g) 123
Material 7050 Aluminium