Enve Releases New Aluminum Mountain Stem

Nov 19, 2020
by ENVE Composites  

PRESS RELEASE: Enve

We are carbon experts, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know our way around aluminum as well. The success of our carbon parts relies on our ability to precisely machine the aluminum and steel molds in which our carbon rims and components are made. In fact, we’ve been machining aluminum and steel long before we ever pulled a carbon part from a mold. Accuracy, precision, and durability are key components to making an aluminum mold for carbon parts, and they just so happen to be the same ingredients required for making a premium grade aluminum mountain bike stem.

Our goal for the Alloy Mountain Stem was a product defined by strength, light-weight, ride quality and aesthetics that honor the art of machining aluminum while preserving as many of the performance benefits of our carbon M Series Handlebars. To achieve this, each alloy stem is cold-forged, and then extensively machined.

The result is an incredibly strong and reliable stem, at only a slight weight penalty to carbon, but lighter than most premium alloy stems on the market. Given that stems and handlebars function as a team, the Alloy Mountain Stem's clamp width is designed to complement M Series carbon handlebars and their unique flex profiles. To further perfect the pairing, the surfaces of the stem’s clamp area are refined to prevent damage to our M Series carbon handlebars. Additionally, the Alloy Mountain Stem features blind bolt holes to prevent sharp edges and battered knees. Finally, stainless steel hardware is used to achieve hard wearing durability without the risk of corrosion.

The Enve Alloy Mountain Stem is designed to deliver a more affordable alternative to the Enve M6 & M7 Carbon Stems while at the same time giving you the rider, the confidence to ride without limitations.

MSRP $125

Key Features

• Available in 31.8mm & 35.0mm
• Rise +/- 0 Degrees
• Blind Bolt Holes and Shaping
• Cold-Forged and Precision Machined
• No Gap Face Plate and Clamp Area
• Stainless Hardware
• Lengths [ 35mm | 50mm | 65mm ]
31.8mm Weight 115g (35mm), 139g (50mm), 160g (65mm)
35.0mm Weight 118g (35mm), 139g (50mm), 168g (65mm)







See all of the details over at www.enve.com.


195 Comments

  • 246 4
 "The Enve Alloy Mountain Stem is designed to deliver a more affordable alternative to the Enve M6 & M7 Carbon Stems while at the same time giving you the rider, the confidence to ride without limitations."

Ah yes. my Hussefelt stem was limiting me.
  • 49 1
 You bought a high end one. My unnamed Chinese stem is still mostly in one piece.
  • 215 0
 A $40 Descendant stem allowed for less limitations at the beer store after my ride, which then gave me confidence.
  • 24 3
 No purple no care.

Copperhead and Turbine stems come in at decent weight (are we really counting grams in a stem) and with excellent machining and a whole spectrum of fetching colors and for a little less.

Also if you require even more bling then i9 are just a little more than this.
  • 244 7
 Thanks for checking out the new stem, @jaycubzz . Hit us up in the DMs and we'll send you one for free. If you don't like it, we'll cover return shipping. Keep that Husslefelt stem and throw it on your next build, they are indeed solid and get the job done.
  • 4 0
 I don't know what it works out in US/CAD $ but for £72 I don't seem to have any issues with my Renthal Apex stem at the minute.
  • 17 3
 @ENVE: I'll take it, as it doesn't sound like he's interested. Razz
  • 55 3
 @ENVE: That's how you win 'em guys. Good job PR Dept!
  • 2 7
flag christiaan (Nov 19, 2020 at 10:53) (Below Threshold)
 @ENVE: If he doesn't wqant it I will do a compare to my Enve MTN stem, hit me up :-)
  • 6 1
 @jaycubzz you better DM them NOW. In a recent PB podcast they said they had shut down in comments giveaways. Maybe this one slipped through. Good on ya!
  • 13 1
 @ENVE: be careful, that hussefelt stem could be 1.5 and now he's going to need to build a whole new bike to make yours fit
  • 27 2
 Enve just pulled a checkmate.
  • 14 1
 Everyone knows the Hussefelt is for poor people. Holzfeller is where it's at.
  • 4 1
 @Charge262: What give away the product for free, then make it up in volume?
  • 9 1
 @ENVE: Dayum. That’s how it’s done, ENVE
  • 5 25
flag kcy4130 (Nov 19, 2020 at 11:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Charge262: Bribing a person to like them.... Not sure that's the best pr. But showing confidence in the product is.
  • 2 1
 @Eatsdirt: I get more confidence from beer before a ride than after.
  • 2 0
 @ENVE: @jaycubzz Dayum!! I am in @ENVE of you and the free stem! Solid turn of the wheel!
  • 3 0
 @peugeot: In that case, he'll need some new wheels and bars. I'm sure @ENVE can help with that.
  • 2 0
 I have a Hussefelt on my old bike, and I think it looks pretty badass.
  • 7 0
 @ENVE: I feel the Hussefelt is indestructible, I hope the same for the Enve alloy one.
  • 4 2
 @ENVE: mic drop
  • 14 0
 DANG! A lifetime of sh*t talking has never gotten me anything! Where did I go wrong?!
  • 2 0
 This one probably has 21.98765% faster steering than the Hussefelt stem and 27.35684% faster steering than Chinese knock-off stems.
  • 6 0
 @krka73: when you stand up for Hussefelt, Hussefelt stands up for you
  • 1 5
flag pink505 (Nov 19, 2020 at 14:08) (Below Threshold)
 @ENVE: I checked out your moutain fork to ugrade my surly ICT for a better fat bike season. I checked out your air pressure station for my shop to replace my crappy but adequate no name hand pump that can't even start a tubeless set up. I checked out the M6 bars to replace my crankbrother iodine bars on my bad habit I cut them down before I knew it was cool to have wide bars here in the east so want to hit trees on the side of the trails like all my riding buddies. Finally I checked out your M630 wheels to upfrade my 29er wheelset of stan's arch mk3 with hopes, that extra mass is killing my karma on the rides.

Haven't heard back yet from my DM to you for my address....I will cover return shipping if i dont like them unlike that inconsiderate jaycubzz who needed free return shipping.

PS step up bigtime for the 12 days of xmas! We all need it in these covid times!
  • 18 0
 @pink505: Hey man, I didn't choose the free return shipping, the free return shipping chose me
  • 3 1
 @ENVE: I’ll take one too!
  • 1 1
 @GorgeousBeauGaston: I tried this stem. its cheap, light and short at 32mm which is great but even though its got 5mm bolts to clamp the steerer tube, the darn thing slips even with friction paste.
  • 1 0
 @igxqrrl: some refer that as a breakfast burrito
  • 1 0
 @krka73: keep up the good work, it’s bound to pay off eventually.
  • 2 0
 I'm still rocking the Hussefelt.
  • 1 0
 @ryane: I personally think the Hussefelt stuff looked nice then the Holzfeller.
  • 1 4
 @ENVE: It was awesome for you to send out this love.....Even better when you DM'ed me to send me one! Love it! As I said in my DM to you my days of making dentist comments on PB are done, except for overpriced titanium parts, or well maybe the crazy german boutique stuff and well maybe the occational bike clothing shade... So I guess I will just stop it for ENVE. You put a smile on my face and it will put an even bigger smile on my face every time I get out on my bike with the new ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem!

Keep innovating and moving the bar at the pointy end of the market, the benefits and the odd part eventually makes it to the rest of us.
  • 4 0
 @ENVE: BAhahahaha!!!. This is like the Seinfield episode when George meets the Yankees owner (Steinbrenner) and criticizes Him for ruining the Franchise and gets hired for it!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWCGs27_xPI
  • 4 0
 @pink505: Man, if you're an actor you should try not to sound so much like an actor. If you're NOT an actor, you should also try not to sound so much like an actor. The whole "Pinkbike commenter comes around because company is nice to them" bit? The "doesn't explicitly say ENVE gave them anything but drops the fact that they now own that product by its full marketing name, capitalized and all" line? I'm not buying any second of it.
  • 3 0
 @fullfacemike: Hes just "trying" to get all that mentioned stuff for free also. He just didn't manage to make the joke funny by overplaying and underlining it too much.
  • 1 0
 @hirvi: If you're right then... This is either the best or worst smear campaign... or the best or worst marketing... I have ever seen. I'm excited to find out.
  • 2 0
 @plyawn: Ha! Reminds me of First Citywide Change Bank from SNL:
https ://youtu.be/KodqIPMbyUg
  • 1 0
 @ENVE: me to!! at 6'6' 250lbs i am a GOOD test haha!
  • 1 2
 @ENVE: LOOOOOOOOOL!

It's f"#$%"#$king hard to present some kind of wannabism or highend BS to buy one...

See you at sales in the coming year
  • 1 0
 @GorgeousBeauGaston: If this product fails, your ride CANSUCC and it will still live up to its name. Well played.
  • 3 0
 @fullfacemike: I am not an acttor but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express ( If anyone works at Holiday inn and will give me a free night stay DM me). You are not alone! My wife, kids, many of my friends and most of the PB comments section don't find me funny either. What is important today:

1. The ENVE marketing person following the launchof the ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem on PB thought I was funny and is sending me a stem.
2. I think I am funny ( and so did atleast 1 person at ENVE)
3. I trully will refrain from sending shade ENVE's way because based on my DM interactions with them over the past 24hrs it sound like a place I would love to work and if my budgets ever permits will be sending them some business in the future.
4. I will forgive your accusation of a conspiracy theory and let you know that your comment will make me smile even more every time I ride my fat bike this winter with my new ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem.
5. I will now probably win a 12 days of Christmas prize this year, hopefully the ENVE prize pack to further feed your theory of me being an ENVE troll.
  • 2 0
 @likeittacky: I didnlt think to ask them for a job yesterday.....too late I guess.
  • 1 1
 I thought Fin's had a sense of humor!
  • 2 2
 @ENVE: I don't see why I would prefer an ENVE stem, either. Can you send me one to try out as well?
  • 1 0
 @kev-roberts: Renthal Apex is lighter as well. If you want light weight and works, for a fairly primo Aluminium stem, it's very hard to beat Renthal.
  • 42 0
 This stemulates my star nuts.
  • 48 7
 Trainee dentists
  • 56 2
 Hygienist bikes.
  • 34 13
 oh look that same old 5 year old joke
  • 29 2
 @hi-dr-nick: quick math check here - pretty sure that joke is 35 years old.
  • 5 0
 Residents need to feel included too, you know.
  • 4 0
 @hi-dr-nick: never gets old
  • 6 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: 31.8 years old
  • 3 0
 @hi-dr-nick: sounds like something a dentist would say.
  • 1 1
 @IamTheDogEzra: Dentists have been keeping the luxury goods market afloat for longer than that now. Let's be a little more grateful and respectful now. Smile
  • 31 0
 Seriously, where’s the chain tool?
  • 31 1
 Enve ALUMINUM stems? The world has been flipped upside down.
  • 18 0
 it is still 2020...
  • 18 3
 I carbont believe it
  • 19 0
 Given that stem is 0 deg rise, I don't think it cares if it's flipped.
  • 9 2
 Next it's alu wheels that will still cost $1500
  • 1 0
 @Neechy: Ha! Good point.
  • 9 0
 Sister brand is now "Enve Non-Composites"
  • 24 1
 came here to rant, but they actually look really good.
  • 14 3
 Looks great, until you see the price.
  • 19 1
 I hate it when brands listen to the Pinkbike comment section and try their best to make things more affordable. $125 is still expensive, but at least they understand that the $260 Carbon stem isn’t in everyone’s wheel house
  • 10 1
 Newman Evolution SL 318.2/4 weighs under 100g in sub-50mm lengths. The new Syntance Megaforce3 is also under 100g in 50mm length/35mm clamp. Intend Grace EN is 88g/92g in 50mm. Granted, these examples are between $100-$160 shipped to the USA, but its surprising that these boutique MUSA brands aren't able to match those weighs. The Paul Boxcar, RevGrips Stem, Industry Nine A35, etc all weigh around 130-150g.

Any unicorn stems out there: Made in the USA, affordable, lighter than 100g?
  • 16 0
 When in doubt, drill it out Wink
  • 2 0
 Not MUSA.

You're surprised that stainless bolts are heavier than ti? & that width adds weight?

Happy hucking
  • 6 0
 have the newmen stem, it is indeed very light. I definitely noticed my bike going from 17,something kg to 17,abitless kg. That said, it looks very neat and understated and the shotpeen finish goes great with my bars.
  • 3 0
 @Upduro: I adjust fork pressure 0.31415 psi less to compensate sag for 50g of stem weight change
  • 2 0
 @Lagr1980: those are rookie numbers. Gotta add at least another two decimals to really get it d i a l e d
  • 1 0
 The real draw is the CNC milled bling factor unless a XC racer. The Industry Nine A35 is a good looking stem too.
  • 2 0
 @krka73: I am not confident that Loaded Precision is actually manufacturing in the USA. No-where on their website do they mention their manufacturing location or facility.

Some older discussion on this topic revealed that Ellsworth was associated with Loaded Precision and that Ellsworth was sourcing catalog Chinese parts and rebranding them as Loaded.
  • 1 1
 @PHeller: yeah they're not MUSA. We print lightweight money instead. How about a 54g 40mm job: www.extralite.com/Products/HyperStem.htm

@tacklingdummy: the real draw is strength to weight. When my stolen bike was recovered, the gent had severely overtightened the Apex bolts on M9 handlebar such that both the bolt tool surfaces and the receptacles in the faceplate had been deformed. I'm still riding the handlebar, but the A318 that replaced the Renthal gives better control in rough corners. I'll take the ounce of weight penalty.
  • 1 0
 I guess to further your question one would need to know where the German stuff is manufactured. Theres no doubt that the US has some of the highest manufacturing costs in the world (hence why nothing MUSA is cheap). I would assume Germany has some pretty high manufacturing costs as well. So, I'd be inclined to think that they're all Asia built. It would be easy enough for Newmen or Syntace to sub out their manufacturing to Asia to keep costs down and as such keep the price down.

I doubt you'll find a stem fitting your parameters. Building things in the US is just too expensive, especially if you're a niche or boutique manufacturer (economies of scale and OEM contracts and such). I also don't think too many people out there are really looking to the stem as an area to cut grams, so I don't think there's much demand for it. I think if I9, Enve, Paul's, Profile etc. Really wanted to make a super light stem they easily could. It would probably be uber expensive though.
  • 5 2
 77designz only weighs 69g and is still cheaper than the enve one while being made in germany. made in the us is a joke, not a sign of quality
  • 3 0
 Shout out to Giacomo at 77Designz! One piece stem ITS VERY NICE
youtu.be/LBduNcf1eQc
  • 6 1
 @Sethimus: A joke like VW emissions?
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: But, there has been no real data or test to rate strength to weight ratio, though. However, in general the lighter the weight the less strong. I'm fine with a few extra grams on key components that you definitely don't want them to fail. If I'm building an XC bike, I would be a weight weenie more to shave grams because I wouldn't be hucking that bike.
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: install stem--without changing anything else--ride; note differences. It's not that difficult. I make assumptions based on weight, variety of alloy, width, width of clamping surfaces, and construction of faceplate--split, semisplit, solid. The lighter the rider, the narrower the bar, and the less violent the application, the less material one can feel confident with. Stem selection is just tuning for ride quality.

Sounds like there's a manufacturing opportunity here for an enterprising American weight weenie with a good lawyer. I wonder why LH Thomson doesn't sell ti stem bolts.
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: Interesting. I have swapped out stems many times and didn't notice any difference. However, I do notice some fine tuning changes for other things like different compliance in carbon/aluminum bar, tire weight and rolling resistance, carbon/aluminum rim, carbon/aluminum crankset, etc. Stuff like that, but not stem changes.

All mid to high end stems should come with titanium stem bolts. Stem bolts seem like they are always first to rust.
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: stainless M5s shouldn't rust. Here's a page on bolt tuning with a quote from Syntace: faqload.com/faqs/bicycle-components/bolt-tuning-replacing-heavy-steel-bolts-with-titanium-aluminum-and-carbon-fiber.

Best of luck distinguishing ISO 8.8 from 9.8. They're your teeth
  • 2 2
 @krka73: as long as running coal is still legal in your country, i suggest you just keep quiet
  • 2 1
 @Sethimus: What? As of October 2020, Germany still had 40 coal-fired power plants. Are you trying to say that VW's emissions scandal was justified because the USA is still using dirty power? VW was lying to the consumer about how it was achieving emissions standards.

None of this has do with manufacturing, and there are plenty of great bike components being produced in the USA with great warranties and great performance - Paul, Enve, Industry Nine, Cane Creek, Push, MRP, Guerrilla Gravity, Revel Wheels, Allied, not to mention hundreds of smaller builders and manufacturers cranking out good stuff.

I'd argue that part of the USA's problem with domestic manufacturing is that A) China can do it cheaper and B) our health insurance costs are such that "small shops" can't afford to pay decent wages, offer decent benefits, and a good value to the customer. It's a "choose two" scenario, something the rest of the world is beating us at because American capital despises labor costs.
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: China trumps the world with 2363 coal plants and 1171 planned to be built. India is in second with 589 coal plants and 446 planned. The US has 241 and decreasing. However, 62 countries have 1600 new coal-fired power plants planned or in construction. Food for thought.

www.thegwpf.com/forget-paris-1600-new-coal-power-plants-to-be-built-around-the-world
  • 1 1
 @PHeller: sorry, meant rolling coal
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: sorry, meant rolling coal
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: What exactly does "rolling coal" have to do with manufacturing quality? That's something that's done by idiotic individuals (and it is illegal BTW), not a scam by a manufacturer. I suggest you start making sense....
  • 1 0
 @krka73: i was not the one bringing up emissions in this discussion, sorry.
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: No, you said "made in the us is a joke, not a sign of quality." I was simply rebutting with an example of something made in Germany that is a pretty good "joke" in my opinion.
  • 11 1
 Losers out there buying stems. I just go to the shed and weld my bar to the steer tube.
  • 10 0
 I've seen these in person and they're beautiful.
  • 18 0
 They're real. And they're spectacular.
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: I get this reference
  • 1 0
 @milesofpain: Jerry missed out on those
  • 8 1
 It's a competitive price if you're shopping in I-9 / Renthal territory.... nice that they're offering 31.8mm too. Although the lengths aren't quite as comprehensive, and no color bling. But they look damn good to me.
  • 6 1
 I never get companies that market stems as being improvements. Does it attach my handlebar to my fork in a safe manner? If yes, then it works. The cheapest bicycle stem (from a reputable manufacturer) works just as well as any fancy stem from anyone (sometimes better).
  • 2 1
 This is objectively and measurably untrue. We probably don't notice it as much on mountain bikes as very short stems are typical, but you can very clearly feel the difference in torsional stiffness on a road bike when using a 100+mm long stem if riding at a reasonable high level. The differences are even more apparent in track racing where NOTHING else is flexing. This is why in track (where you are typically adding weight to the bike to meet the UCI minimum), riders often use Thompson MTB stems, known for their unwavering lateral and torsional stiffness. Many ultra-light stems use narrow steerer and handlebar clamps, which are very noticeable while riding.
  • 1 0
 For some people (myself included) an aesthetic or visual improvement is needed. Do I know that just about every contemporary stem functions exactly the same as every other....yep. Do I always ditch my OEM house brand or RaceFace stem....yep. believe it or not it's a confidence thing for me. Look good, play good. Whatever it is, it's obviously working because just look at all the component cos now offering a gaggle of stems and then look at the PB classifieds and see all the RaceFace stuff on there. And before anyone @ me, yes I know RaceFace makes plenty of super high end products. I'm just mentioning them because their OEM stuff is pretty much ubiquitous nowadays.
  • 4 0
 I’d like to throw it out there after having stems on my bike from the likes of answer, ringlé, syncros, thompson, raceface & chromag, there is a look and perceived sense of strength, security and style with how the stem fits and is finished. The oem stems get quickly tossed in the extras bin as this is a customized feature of your interface with the bike. I’m a huge fan of finding the right fit that pleases my eye and if its not for you then the price is a red herring. For the budget minded, i’m happy to post my parts bin on the buy and sell to help you out.
  • 2 0
 I agree with this 100%. For me it's all about if it fits my eye or not. If it doesn't look right then its gotta go. All about confidence for me (I think my visual fixation comes from being a competetive collegiate golfer where clubs and balls absolutely MUST fit your eye). I know for all intents and purposes a stem is a stem. Bolts up...holds the bar secure....steers the wheel where you point it. But for me I'll gladly drop the extra bucks for something that *feels* right.
  • 5 0
 @ENVE haters gonna hate I guess. This is a beautiful stem at a reasonable price. I have the M7 on my main bike but this will probably be finding its way to some of the other ones. Any chance we ever see a DH stem again?
  • 6 1
 For a ~20g weight penalty, you can buy a forged alloy stem for ~$100 less, directly from a European webshop. That $100 buys a lot of beer, even at Swedish prices...
  • 8 5
 I love the term "more affordable". That is marketing for you! There is nothing affordable about an ENVE Carbon stem. You cannot use the word affordable anywhere within a description of an ENVE product.

For 125 bucks try 77designz or like. Scrolled down to the weights then straight to the comments. Pay a little more for an I9! Made in the USA.
  • 22 0
 See dildowar gets it.
  • 3 0
 Or pay a little less for a 9point8 Stout, made in Canada!
  • 1 1
 @krka73: The possibilities of better options are endless! Sorry ENVE
  • 26 1
 @WasatchEnduro: Easy - I was born in Dildo Newfoundland - look it up. My great uncle Bilbo Dewar, my mom Vibra Dewar and dad Behut Plugg Dewar would be greatly offended!
  • 3 0
 Or pay less - and in Canuck-Bucks - for a great looking stem (and other products) from North Shore Billet, machined in Whistler, BC.
Their service when I broke aTransition der. hanger this summer was absolutely top notch.
  • 2 0
 @krka73: One could argue that a Chester is just as good.
  • 2 0
 @dldewar: you’d deserve a free enve stem for those names alone
  • 3 0
 @dldewar: I am sorry but what exactly makes these options "better"? Because really the only quantifiable metric is weight and the ENVE stem is lighter than either of those options. Additionally they have stated that the stem was "designed to complement M Series carbon handlebars and their unique flex profiles. To further perfect the pairing, the surfaces of the stem’s clamp area are refined to prevent damage to our M Series carbon handlebars". So if you are using ENVE bars this is probably an optimal solution. As for looks that is purely subjective but I think this stem looks pretty mint.
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: I don't want to know if that username checks out.
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: Feel like we need a Taj comic for that one...
  • 1 0
 @dldewar: "Behut Plugg Dewar" just introduced beer into my sinus cavity. Well done.
  • 1 0
 @dldewar: Hails, Newfie
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: is NSB still putting out stems? Every time I check theres nothing in stock. I have their hangers on two of my bikes. I'd like to score one of their stems, they look awesome in photos.
  • 3 1
 I kind of want one for my yeti that’s coming soon but I already got an i9 and don’t know if I can afford an enve. Say what you will about the value but that thing looks sick. Definitely gonna try and get my hands on one if they are ever available.
  • 1 0
 I like the idea of the hidden bolt holes, and overall smooth look of the stem; Super cool!

However what I can see as an improvements - angle marks ( similar to the RF turbine or any other) I found when you have them on the bar and the stem, alignment process uber simple
  • 3 0
 I read this title as "Evil releases new aluminum mountain steed" and got so hyped at the thought of an EVIL aluminum enduro bike. Sucks to be dumb lemme tell ya
  • 2 0
 That's a beautiful stem, form and function. It's crazy how many "cool" stems still end up with some pretty hard edges or corners or overly exposed bolt heads to make themselves known at inopportune times. Ouchy!
  • 2 0
 A lovely video made to advertise stems. Who doesn't love a stem? They are so important. To hell with stem/bar combos. I pronounce today as World Stem Day, and this is the video to accompany it. Long live the stem!
  • 2 0
 An adjustable stem would be nice. One that puts my gravel bullhorns right UP AND IN MY MY FACE. Something with a cup holder please. universal mount for computer better be on that thing as well.
  • 4 0
 I need to get back to Moab before I die. I rode the Portal trail on a hardtail with an RS Judy and V brakes. Goddammit.
  • 1 0
 WAITAMINUTE. A stem that uses a GAPLESS face plate? I thought that went against the laws of physics!
You mean all we need to do screw the faceplate on so it simply sits flush TOP AND BOTTOM, torque 'em. then we're done?
We don't need to break out the mic to make sure the gap on the left and right sides are even?
I wonder why nobody had thought of this little novelty before?
I think I might pick one of these up for that sole reason
  • 8 4
 Wow! An aluminum stem for $125! Such amazing value!
  • 3 2
 35, 50 & 65 only. Thought a 40 would have been an option... looks good though but they should price it lower and I’m sure would take a lot more market share due to the name imo...
  • 4 0
 Available in any color you want as long as its black.
  • 1 0
 I’d be all over it, if available in faux carbon weave......not!
  • 4 0
 Last one into the aluminum stem market is a rotten egg!
  • 2 0
 I realise that it is always the case that buying the product wont make you ride like the person in the photos; but of all bike parts I think this is most true of a stem
  • 1 0
 Mountain biking skipped right over titanium and went straight to carbon. When that fountain is pouring money I guess you have to chug it. Let's see what it looks like when it comes out the other end.
  • 1 0
 Eagerly awaiting the return of titanium stems!
  • 3 3
 This has cheered me up no end! Can’t wait to ride past the poor and unfortunate with their crappy, heavy and inferior alloy Enve stems. Laugh in their wannabe Enve crew faces and point to what they really wanted, but couldn’t afford and put them in their lowly/cheap place.
After all that enjoyment, tear down the trail much faster than they could only wish to and be smug knowing my stem is much better than anyone else’s.
  • 2 0
 Unless it's stupid-long, does anyone give that much thought to the most static, boring component on the bike? My Salsa 60mm stem is glorious.
  • 3 0
 They might be okay but syntace stems are much lighter for the money. I think that's where the benchmark is still.
  • 2 0
 Agreed and the syntace megaforce uses ti hardware and is also forged. Unbeatable tolerances and quality for the buck, my fav stem for yrs now.
  • 1 0
 @ENVE... Usually ride deity Stems and right now an Atlas... But dayum that's a hot one!!! Might need to give carbon a go!!

If you need an unforgiving test terrain and a hell of a time hit me up Big Grin
  • 1 0
 More surprising than the material, is the Trail / AM market focus. Syntace seems to be the only manufacturer still making high quality XC stems. I would have thought that to be a much better target market for Enve.
  • 4 1
 Still more expensive than most other stems?!
  • 7 0
 Idk, I'd compare it more to the Thomson X4 and i9 stems in the more 'boutique' AL stem category, it's $10 more expensive than the Thomson and $20 less than the i9.

They're pretty much explicitly saying it's for people who want to match up their Enve components on their bike without dropping $280 for the carbon option.
  • 2 0
 @kellyro8: hate to say Thomson stems - junk, however I'll agree with you regarding targeting of the product
  • 3 1
 If this was any year other then 2020 I’d be blown away, but now I’m not even surprised.
  • 4 0
 So carbon it’s alloy
  • 1 1
 "We know all about aluminium and engineering"... uses stainless steel bolts [facepalm].

That said its a really beautiful stem, would just change the bolts to ones that might not snap...
  • 3 1
 If you smoke a bowl right before watching the video it almost makes you want this stem.
  • 3 0
 It's a nice looking stem, but it's still $125.
  • 1 0
 Cheap , light , strong. Pick two. Cold forged then machined that's as strong and as light as you can get. Stem looks good too.
  • 1 0
 Looking forward to Enve alloy rims. Definitely a big step in right direction to start being aluminum back. Carbon bad for air and bad when in taco your budget and rim.
  • 7 5
 Wow, this and the Pinkbike Academy, the most exciting things ever.
  • 2 0
 Now if only they’d do overpriced aluminium rims we’d be made
  • 2 0
 Hmmm, do we see aluminum bars to match in the future???
  • 2 0
 What's next? Enve Alloy wheels?
  • 2 0
 Hmmmm, they enve aluminum.....
  • 3 0
 I think it looks cool!
  • 2 0
 I see no mention of where this stem is made. Is this made in the USA?
  • 1 0
 Not even knock block compatible... everybody knows it's the new stem standard.
  • 2 2
 Have they finally realized the best, most durable and reliable material to make anything on a bike out of is actually metal??
  • 3 0
 Fuck yeah Jordan
  • 2 0
 ENVE Alu rims coming soon? Pinkbike review tomorrow!? :O
  • 2 0
 At least make it in matte finish so my friends think it's carbon.
  • 4 1
 still not affordable
  • 1 0
 Newmen, nukeproof horizon, Unite Co Renegade. All cheaper, lighter and nicer
  • 1 0
 Evidence that the high-end carbon component market is not sustainable on its own?
  • 2 0
 Only in black, pffffff..... so 2000
  • 2 0
 Video makes me want to ride. Love Enve stuff. Have a nice day people.
  • 2 0
 Wow. Just wow. Innovation of the year.
  • 1 0
 Thank god we have another aluminum stem option. The least technically differentiable part on a bike now has another option.
  • 2 0
 The is exactly the same syntance megaforce2 stem just heavier lol
  • 2 3
 Their carbon products make others envious (or used to)

Their aluminum products, not so much.

Perhaps they should give their aluminum line a different name. I suggest Meh
  • 1 0
 FINALLY! I hope they come out with some flat pedals next!
  • 2 1
 I'm having a hard time stemming my enthusiasm over this!
  • 1 0
 Stem looks good, but no titanium hardware??
  • 1 0
 Nice video and cool music, not as cool as my RF Atlas...mic drop.
  • 1 0
 When are the alloy rims dropping?
  • 1 0
 Anyone know which Evil bike that is?
  • 2 1
 Made in *********
  • 20 0
 CHY NAH

~Donald Trump
  • 1 1
 Too bad its not compatible with my Renthal bars.
  • 1 0
 What what what
  • 1 1
 @enve I'll try a 35x35mm stem and compare it with my i9 a35 stem
  • 1 1
 Chromag stems forever! MCAD
  • 2 2
 Why there is no 40mm option? The most common nowadays..
  • 1 1
 I’m not riding anything from ENVE until Paul Aston has tested it...
  • 2 1
 125$???? Wtf
  • 2 3
 I guess carbon wasn't working out for them
  • 1 2
 Torque spec for the steerer bolts is 5.5 nm. Could be OK on a road bike.
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