Like handlebar choice, choosing the right type, length and intended use of stem makes a huge difference to how your bike rides. Bars and stem work together to create a simple lever system, that via your head set bearing translates into steering motion. Short stems work well with wide bars, making for controlled, though snappy and responsive handling characteristics that are popular on trail and all mountain MTB's. Long stems offer a more stretched out riding position and a dependable, steady ride- and may be just what your looking for on your next fixie, vintage or touring bike build. Our comprehensive range includes everything from sensible upgrades to esoteric vintage quill stems; for road, MTB and track use.