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Cycling Stems

When it comes to customizing your bike's fit and performance, the right stem can make all the difference. In road bikes and mountain bikes alike, the stem is an essential component that connects the handlebars to the bike's steerer tube, allowing for adjustments in height and reach. A variety of cycling stems, regular, adjustable, and others are available at Primeau Velo.

What are cycling stems?

Cycling stems are the component that connects the handlebars to the bike's steerer tube. They come in different lengths, angles, and materials, and allow for adjustments in height and reach to customize your bike's fit and performance.

What are the different types of cycling stems?

There are several types of cycling stems, including road bike stems, mountain bike stems, BMX bike stems, and adjustable stems. Road bike stems are usually longer and narrower than mountain bike stems, which are shorter and wider for improved stability on rough terrain. BMX bike stems are even shorter and often have a top-load design for extra strength and durability. Adjustable stems allow for greater flexibility in terms of reach and height adjustments.

What size stem do I need?

The size of the stem you need depends on several factors, including your bike's frame size, handlebar width, and riding style. Generally, road bike stems range from 60mm to 130mm in length, while mountain bike stems range from 40mm to 80mm. The stem's rise, or angle, can also affect your bike's fit and performance. Most stems come in a range of degrees, from 0 to 25, with a 10-degree stem being the most common for road bikes.

What materials are cycling stems made of?

Cycling stems can be made of various materials, including aluminum, carbon fiber, and steel. Aluminum is the most common material used for stems due to its affordability and durability. Carbon fiber stems are lightweight and offer improved stiffness and performance, but can be expensive. Steel stems are rare, but offer extra durability and strength.

What are some of the top brands of bike stems available at Primeau Velo?

We carry bike stems from top brands like Race Face, Bontrager, and Giant. These brands are known for their high-quality materials and precision engineering, ensuring that your stem will last for years to come.

What should I consider when choosing a bike stem?

When choosing a bike stem, you should consider factors such as the type of riding you do, your bike frame geometry, and your desired riding position. If you're unsure which stem is right for you, our knowledgeable staff can help you make an informed decision based on your needs and preferences. You can contact our customer support or come in store.

At Primeau Velo, we're committed to helping you find the perfect bike stem for your needs. Whether you're a competitive racer or a weekend warrior, our selection of high-quality stems and expert staff can help you achieve the perfect fit and maximize your performance on the bike. Shop online and get fast shipping in all of Canada or visit us in person in one of multiple bike stores across Quebec to find the right bike stem for you.