The Suntour XC Stem is a classic piece of early MTB design. In the early days of MTBs, before Shimano’s all-conquering ascendency, Suntour were the best mountain bike specific component maker and they turned their hands to more than just gears and brakes. These ‘XC’ stems offered a decent amount of rise and a choice of extensions in a neat aluminium package, with a shim to convert 22.2 mm bars (as that’s how some used to come) to the 25,4 mm clamp size of the stem. This one is 120mm long and a 22.2 mm quill for 1″ threaded headsets, it would typically have been specced with a riser bar from Nitto such as the B802. The shape would also work quite well with a flared ‘dirt drop’ bar too, if you can thread it through the clamp!
- 1″ quill stem for 1″ threaded headsets
- 120 mm extension with some rise
- Introduced in 1984
- Made in Japan
- Model: Ms-1400