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Race Face Respond Stem - Black


  • The Respond stem is engineered to offer an optimal combination of strength, stiffness, and weight at an attractive price point.
  • The Respond stem is part of the Respond DH/AM group - designed for riders wanting big hit performance at All Mountain weights.
  • Forged & blasted 6061 aluminum for high strength & fatigue resistance at a reasonable weight.
  • Four bolt bar clamp holds bar securely in position
  • Interlocking U-Shaped Handlebar Clamp Geometry transferring more load through the stem body and not the bolts.
  • Faceplate eliminates 'stress risers' which could cause your bar to bend or break.


  •  SIZE: 45, 60mm
  •  STEERER: 1 1/8" &
  •  RISE: 10º
  •  BAR DIAMETER: 31.8mm
  •  COLOUR: Black
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Good value feels well made and a great buy if you want to bring your cockpit forward for more control on steep ground. I've been testing at Bike Park Wales and it makes shifting weight back easier than my previous stock 7cm stem. Will probably match it with one of the wider AM Race Face Bars.
Have been testing new stems and bars for a while to try and perfect my riding position as I'm 6'4" and tend to feel bunched up and bent over quite often. I use a high rise bar and thought I'd try this short stem to bring the bar closer to the saddle, prompting a more upright body position. It's pretty much worked, i'm better up the hills and haven't suffered on the downhills, though I do think the clamp bolts both being on the same side of the stem is a little daft, surely they're better alternating these for more purchase on the steerer? It's a little heavy, but otherwise, i'm pleased with the design and functional performance of the stem.
A brilliant tough little stem with the usual good quality that Race Face produce and at a great Merlin price. Transformed my All Mountain bike from feeling like a cross country bike on the descents to a mini DH racer.
Good quality stem at a great price. I bought this for my sons bike to reduce the reach and it works a treat, combined with his new monkey bars he loves it.
Its strong, doesn't seem flexy in any way & its a good weight for it intended purposes & it holds the bar on to the steerer tube what more do you need?
Raceface quality!light and strong.
Nice tough & short stem. Not machined loveliness like a Thomson but it's a third of the price. Being 10 degrees there's a bit of height adjustment if you flip it.
La potencia Respond de 45mm se queda perfecta y se ve muy robusta, ideal para enduro. La calidad de raceface es muy buena en esta potencia. El servicio de Merlin fue muy bueno.
Right quality. Right price. Great Merlin service. Mated with Easton Hacvoc bars, also a Merlin purchase, the handling of my bike it transformed, in a good way
Swapped out the stock Bontrager on my Mamba with this and what a difference!! Couldn't be happier, product was exactly as described and fit and finish was spot on. Race Face FTW!!
well lets start with the merlin experience! absolutely spot on service!! fast with great prices and happy to advise on the fone or email great!. the stem is lush well built and pretty. highly recomended.. ooh and did i say great service from merlin!