XTasy High Cover stem review

Upright & relaxed stem

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £14.99 RRP

Our review

Cheap, works well, and might be the answer to a lot of people's prayers
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This might appear utterly bonkers in terms of the angle, but it isn’t aimed at the performance rider, although those who wish to have their bars very low can run it flipped and sniff their tyres as they ride. This could be illegally low for UCI time trial rules, depending upon your frame size. 

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If you’re after an upright and relaxed riding position though, this is one of the few stems available that will do the job – and it even comes with a shim to allow fitting to a 1in threadless steerer. 

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The quality isn’t brilliant, but there’s more than enough material in it (yes, its heavy) to make it both stiff and durable, but we would like to see the edges of the bar clamp rounded off just a little more than they are. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name High Cover Stem
Brand XTasy

Weight (g) 161
Angle 40
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Clamp/Bar Size 26.0
Stem Length/Reach Options 110mm 135mm 90mm