Ritchey Comp 4-Axis Adjustable Stem Description:
Ritchey's 4-Axis Adjustable Stem is made with a precision 3D-Net shaped forged shaft which interconnects with a precision broached clamp to create a strong, light, and secure stem offering +/-55 degrees range of adjustment.
- +/-55 degrees range of adjustment
- 3D cold forged 6061-T6 aluminum, stainless bolts. 200-275g
- Most secure adjustable stem available
- Bar Diameter: 31.8mm
- Steerer Diameter: 1-1/8" (28.6mm)
- Length/Reach: 90, 105, 120mm
- Stem Angle: Adjustable
- Stack Height: 40mm
- Material: Aluminum
- Color: Black
- Weight: 219g (120mm)
This product was added to our catalog on April 4, 2019
With the interlocking pivot joint clamped with TWO bolts tightened to 10 N-m, that connection is rock solid. Trying different angles takes a bit of time - you have to loosen those two bolts way out, and reset the steering each time. (The manual on the Ritchey web site was not of much help. I recommend torquing down those pivot bolts before tightening the steering tube clamp.)
The overall fit & finish feels a bit on the cheaper side compared to similarly priced non-adjustable stems. And there is a bit more weight to it. But it does feel like it's built for a gravel bike and not a comfort bike like most other adjustables. Until someone offers a good fixed steep angle stem, this might be a 6'3" guy's best and only option.