Azonic Baretta II Stem An excellent option for
gutsy downhill and freeride shredding, the Azonic Baretta II is CNC machined from 6061 TG aluminum and purpose built for long life of abuse. A 40mm extension and 15 degree rise puts ...
FSA OS-99 Road/Mtb Stem Constructed and forged of
CNC-machined 7050/T6 aluminum, the FSA OS-99 Road/Mtb Stem comes in a light-weight yet super touch package. Light enough to please the gram shaving roadie, yet stiff and durable enough to withstand some ...
Salsa guide stem 3D forged from 6061-T6 aluminum,
the lightweight Salsa Guide Stem provides great durability and strength for excellent steering response on the road or trail. A 4-bolt face plate allows easy removal and installation, as well as secure ...
Specifically designed for downhill and freeride mountain bikes with dual crown forks, direct mount bike stems offer an extreme level of strength and stiffness that simply cannot be achieved with a standard bicycle stem. This, in turn, has a tremendous effect on both durability and steering, providing more high-speed precision and control when it matters most.
As the name implies, direct mount bike stems bolt directly to the upper fork crown, mimicking a design that originated in the motorbike world. But like with standard bicycle stems, clamp diameter and stem length are the primary considerations when shopping for DM stems.
Clamp diameter is typically 31.8mm or 35mm, with the larger size being a touch stiffer but also slightly heavier. The other obvious caveat is that whichever diameter you choose it must be matched by the diameter of your chosen handlebars.
Direct mount bike stem length usually falls in the 40-50mm range, though there are also longer and shorter options available. And just as with standard stems, length will play a role in overall bike handling and your fit on the bike. Most DH bikes will use a shorter DH stem.
JensonUSA carries some of the best direct mount stems from companies like Chromag, Deity, Thomson, Renthal, Race Face, and Spank. If you have any questions, pick up the phone and call one of our Gear Advisors. You can email, chat, or call them at 888-880-3811. They will help assure you get the right direct mount bike stem for you and your trail smashing needs.