Deity Launches the Cavity 31.8 and Locust DM Stem

Mar 13, 2013
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Deity Locust DM Stem

With years of product development making its debut in 2013, Deity is proud to announce the launch of their all new lines of stems, the Locust DM and the Cavity 31.8!

2013 marks a pivotal year for Deity as they continue the expansion of their company with the introduction of multiple new products throughout the entire season. Starting with the release of the acclaimed Cameron Zink signature handlebar, the CZ38 Special, Deity has been releasing new components in waves as they press play on plans that have been years in the making.

bigquotesAround 2 to 3 years ago, we started to invest every penny into tooling, molds, and R&D to take this company to the level we envisioned when the brand formed in 2004. At the time, we had been rethinking certain processes with handlebars, playing around with new technology, creating new tooling and, starting from the ground level, everything we made became influenced by this mentality. It led to some amazing new creations that are finally seeing the light of day this year and this is only the start. - Eric Davies (Deity, Owner/Designer)

Deity Locust DM Stem

LOCUST DM SPECS-

-CNC Machined from hard high grade 7075 T73 aluminum
-Compatible with 31.8mm oversized handlebars
-Boxxer Direct Mount platform
-Moto inspired 4 piece design
-Super wide 65mm clamping platform for torsional stiffness
-Cross beam design to increase strength and decrease weight
-Adjustable between 50mm to 55mm reach
-Low profile design for a true zero degree handlebar position
-High polished finish with chamfer detailing throughout for stunning detail
-Available in Polished Black, Red, Purple, and Green Anodized
-Weight: 120 grams

Deity Locust DM Stem
Deity Locust DM Stem
Deity Locust DM Stem
bigquotesProduct testing is our backbone. Not only do we machine test everything we manufacture, but unlike many companies, we actually put them into the real world for upwards of 2 years to punish them under every discipline possible. Throughout the past year plus, both the Locust DM and Cavity stem changed because we allowed them to live in the real world for over a year as each of our riders tried to push the products to their limits. This patience always leads to a better end product and you cannot have better people to abuse a part than Cameron Zink, Tyler McCaul, our World Cup racers, and everyone else on our team. In the end, I want our customers to get the best product possible regardless how long that process takes. - Eric Davies (Deity, Owner/Designer)

Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem
Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem

CAVITY 31.8 SPECS-

-Machined from 6061 T6 aluminum
-Compatible with 31.8mm oversized handlebars and 1 1/8" steerers
-50mm length
-Short 32mm stack height
-Wide 55mm faceplate for increased stiffness with wide handlebars
-Rounded edges at all sides, corners, and angles
-Reverse cross bolt system for increased clamping power
-Flip flop design for increased range of height adjustment
-Tapered body for cleaner lines and weight reduction
-Multiple internal and external machining processes to reduce every gram possible
-Chamfered edges throughout for stunning detail
-Available in Polished Black, Red, Purple, and Green Anodized
-Weight: 173 grams

Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem
Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem
Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem
Deity Cavity 31.8 Stem

Welcomed additions to the Deity roster of products, the Cavity 31.8 and Locust DM lines of stems share similar goals during the design process such as widening the stem clamping surface, increasing stiffness to properly support the width of today’s handlebars, decreasing weight through multiple CNC machine passes, and bringing an unrivaled attention to detail, finish, and end packaging. Not only do both stems offer superior performance, but the high gloss polished finish makes them stunning on a bike!

Deity Skyskraper Pedals

Also available today is the super thin Deity Skyskraper Pedal and the crew at Deity are giving away a pair to one of you!

ENTER TO WIN!

Entering to win a pair of Deity Skyskraper Pedals is easy! Simply follow Deity on either their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages and one lucky person will be randomly selected to ride away with a set of new pedals! The giveaway ends this Sunday March 17th, so act quick!

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95 Comments

  • + 56
 I'm seriously digging all of Deity's new stuff. Everything looks so shiny!
  • + 4
 the adjustability on the locust looks good, but i don't know about a 4 piece setup. i hate stupid facebook contests.
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 Why, because you can win one and they give away free shit? You can always "unfollow" them right after winning or losing too haha...
  • + 7
 I hate Facebook contests too! Mostly because I don't have a Facebook and have no intention of getting one (Facebook is dumb!) so I'm ineligible. I wish they would have other ways of entering other than just 'liking' them. :/

That Deity stuff looks great!! I really love those pedals! Smile Sexy
  • + 10
 Facebook = attention whores all day long
  • + 6
 keep your goddam books away from my face!!!
  • + 4
 the prices of MTB stems (this one is $100) ARE TOO DAMN HIGH. i dont understand it! same styling as a BMX stem, but $30-40 more. Is that few grams of more machined out aluminum worth the markup comparing the two?
  • + 1
 ccolagio- YES!! I completely agree! Unfortunately I'm finding a lot of things in life seem to be this way. Some simple component or part is made out of a relatively cheap material and has an outrageous price tag. These stems do not cost anywhere near $100 to make, market and sell. I find this is the same in other things like Apple products (I am a devout Apple user and love their products but disagree with many of their company philosophies) and PVC piping to name a couple. It really has started to irk me the more I look around and see these simple products being marked up so high - especially when the biggest visible reason seems to be just that the company can get away with it because they know they you will/have to pay the price.

Other the other hand, I will say that these stems, while they're only machined aluminum, there is a lot of R&D that has to go into them and they have to be extremely strong. They also have your life entrusted in them at times and are a VERY important piece of equipment in your riding and safety.
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  • + 16
 Those stems are Bad ass!! Good shit deity !!
  • + 0
 4 piece stems like the locust are sketchy. Ran a similar style stem for a while. Tonnes of side flex given the lack of a connection between the 2 mounts, which also increases the focal loads on the bars. Also could never get the stem to grip the bar tight enough to prevent it from rotating, even with friction paste. Constant creaking was also rather disconserting. Maybe for AM if you are a small rider. Otherwise would not recommend risking it. Just go for the Hope one peice crown/stem. Nothing else can touch it.
  • - 1
 those mounts look near identical to answers stems maybe you could order a answer faceplate to boost it
  • + 6
 Funny you'd say that. I can see where that comes from, however I've heard nothing but good things about the easton Havoc 35. I can't imagine Deity releasing something that isn't top quality.
  • + 4
 Never had problems with my answer stem flexing too badly and I'm not lightweight haha.
  • + 1
 @rapit2theredline and everyone else, Badass is one freaking word! For ..., get it right!
  • + 3
 Thomsons are bar none nicer.
  • + 2
 Kathwill, have you used a Deity Fantom? I'd suggest trying that one before you abandon hope (or trying the Locust). I am not a timid rider and I love my Fantom and will probably pick up the locust just based on the zero degree and styling. There should be very little additional flex with this style of stem, unless they're using shatty materials, which I presume Deity is not.
  • + 3
 i have a pair of deity 2.5 pedals and so far the quality of the material and how well it has lasted has amazed me. deity does a really good job with the quality of product for sure!!!
  • + 1
 Yeah same with mine! As long as you maintain it well.
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  • + 5
 Does the front of the Cavity have a bottle opener?
  • + 1
 This was my first thought as well
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  • + 4
 Pissy me: I JUST BOUGHT MY DAM FANTOM!!!!!!!!

Real me: SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!
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  • + 3
 Take my money! Oh... and I know these have always been THE colors for Deity hardware, and probably always will, but... can I get some orange stuff? Maybe blue? ...Please?
  • + 4
 Bluuuueeee. Please? Smile
  • + 3
 What about gold
  • + 3
 Blue is coming out soon.
  • + 4
 YELLOW... with bananas on them!
  • + 1
 I saw the blue box on their instagram. I can't wait. I wanna get me some new bars. tup
  • + 2
 There have been some prototype blue parts out there for a month or two such as the Sygnal seat and Cavity stem on Greg Watt's Haro.

"We are planning to launch every single part of ours in blue come mid spring."
- Eric Davies
  • + 1
 Oh my god. I didn't know it was fully confirmed. Thanks Troz!
  • + 4
 Don't thank me, thank Eric! lol
  • + 1
 Gold please.
  • + 1
 Kashima gold please! Then white, whist you are at it too thanks!
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 I hate to see direct mount stems with slotted bolt holes. Too much abuse and you'll end up with your bike on one side and you and your bars on the other. Trust me, i know what i'm talking about. And here, it's a split design. Please give yourself a chance! Looks good though! Just not for a guy over 200 pounds.
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  • + 1
 Deity's new stuff is awesome but i think race face's interlocking stem and faceplate machining is better because there is much less stress on the bolts.
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  • + 2
 Deity have a way of making me feel like a small child and I love it. Keep it up guys! And give me those pedals? Wink
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  • + 1
 Great company to deal with, I look forward to putting my order in every year!
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  • + 1
 I really like deity. You can tell they pay special attention to each detail. I love my 30s.
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  • + 1
 Looks really sweet and good to see this comeing from such a new brand keep it up guys!
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  • + 1
 Jewelry. I would wear that stem on a big ass gold chain hangin from my neck. like im a gangsta Rapper!
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  • + 1
 Great people. GREAT components. Great customer service. Who could ask for anything more?
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  • + 2
 Looks exactly like the answer stem
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  • + 1
 f*ck i bought a new Fantom Stem last Week ! The Cavity looks a lot better Frown
  • + 1
 And it weighs a lot less.
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  • + 2
 I would buy that cavity in a heartbeat if it came in 40mm! Listen deity!
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  • + 1
 why do you do this to me. i just bought new deity stuff, and here comes the new stuff! looks like i bought too soon.
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  • + 1
 anyone else feel they should of gone all the way and made the face plate in two parts? think it would look much nicer!
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  • + 1
 Hot! I wish they made a 40mm stem though cause that's pretty common for jumping.
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  • + 3
 Oooo, shiny!
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  • + 1
 Gorgeous guys. That DM stem is a work of bloody art, and at 120g I have no excuses to not get one.
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  • + 0
 Oh my god!!!!!! I'm in the market for a new stem and peddals hope they are not spendy!
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  • + 1
 Yep goin Deity on my next frame!
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  • + 1
 DM mount stem it looks like Thomson DM stem model.
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  • + 1
 I have a nice green haro x3, so those purple ones will go nicely...
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  • + 1
 sooooooooooooooooooo nice
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  • + 1
 And I JUST bought a new stem.....Dammit!
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  • + 1
 Dammit, i just bought the fantom last week
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  • + 0
 Looks a lot like hit-n-run products. He's been making these for quite awhile
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  • + 1
 These stems make me feel like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  • + 1
 they stole this from hit n run stems out of Santa cruz
  • + 1
 ummm... no?
  • + 1
 now dawg. 4 piece stems are not a new thing....
  • + 1
 The idea for the mount is very similar. Just the front section is removable. It doesn't matter that they are putting out a spin on a previous design, but it totally bugs me still.
  • + 1
 It's not a particularly unique idea... It's a fairly Common stem design.
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  • + 1
 Deity gear really irritates my covetous gland.. So much WANT!
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  • + 0
 I find it really similar to Dartmoor stems. Despite that, it still looks divine!
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  • + 1
 Very in depth description and details of the skyskraper pedals.
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  • + 1
 That's just an Answer DH stem knockoff.
  • + 2
 No its a thompson dm stem knockoff
  • + 1
 Nope, you're both wrong, Deity had their Decoy DM before Answer or Thomson had theirs. They stole the original design from moto, so no one is really stealing from anybody else in the MTB world, at least as far as this sort of design is concerned.
  • + 4
 Is there really that much of a difference between any direct mount stem? You could look at any stem out there and point to one aspect of it and say it looks like another brand. At the end of the day its a piece of metal that mounts to the same 4 holes in the top crown and holds a handlebar. There will never be anything ground breaking or truly unique. They are all going to be somewhat the same.
  • + 1
 Some DC stems are cast and two piece and of lower perceptive quality, others like Deity are four piece and made of billet and use bright commercial anodizing. Look great, perform great. Absolutely on par with Dartmoor. Thomson uses higher grade alu and aircraftindustry quality anodizing which is quite a bit thougher - but only available in black. Also difference in hardware. Stamped bolts or high grade prestretched bolts that dont loosen and dont need threadlock. Use a Thomson - because of thoughtprocess that went into - I appreciate good engineering very much. Its all in the details.
  • + 2
 wakaba nailed it on the head. Plus, I've twisted other DM stems. But I could pretty much guarantee you every other part of the clamping system will bend before the Thomson will.
  • + 1
 Thompson really do their own thing. Design-engineering instead of styling and then have engineering beef it up so it holds out. Landing gear instead of bright Barbiecar. Not what the masses salivate over.
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  • + 1
 Stem direct look like dartmoor rage with small cnc finishing
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  • + 1
 That green would go great on CG's DVO Suspension
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  • + 1
 habemus papam
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  • + 1
 Hello shiny green stuff
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  • + 1
 Cavity is sick!
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  • + 1
 looks like thomson
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  • + 1
 Seeeeexy stems!
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  • + 1
 25.4 Cavity Please?
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  • + 0
 those stems look gnarly
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  • - 2
 DM stem looks a lot like an answer DM stem?
  • + 11
 nahh there to far apart it totaly looks like a trek Wink
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