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Top 10 Best Gravel Stem 2022 – Review & Buying Guide

Thank you for checking out our review on the gravel stem . Buying the best gravel stem is not easy in 2022. That's why our team tests each and every component that we review in our store. With so many choices, it’s hard to pick the best gravel stem for your needs. Just like, whether you bought an expensive new bike, or maybe you are upgrading an old expensive bike, either way, your two-wheeled pedal machine with no tested gear is likely worth as much as a used car.
Rank Product Name Score
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REDSHIFT ShockStop Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, fits 1 1/8in (28.6mm) Steerer Tube, 6 Degree x 100 mm
REDSHIFT ShockStop Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, fits 1 1/8in (28.6mm) Steerer Tube, 6 Degree x 100 mm
9.76
2
Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 105mm, Adjustable, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 105mm, Adjustable, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
9.74
3
PNW Components The Coast Stem, MTB or Gravel, Action Camera or Headlight Mount (70)
PNW Components The Coast Stem, MTB or Gravel, Action Camera or Headlight Mount (70)
9.52
4
REDSHIFT ShockStop PRO Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, 6 Degree x 90 mm
REDSHIFT ShockStop PRO Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, 6 Degree x 90 mm
9.76
5
Full Speed Ahead - Gossamer Series Alloy Bicycle Stem with +/- 6 Degree Rise | for Road and Gravel Bike | Multiple Sizes | Black (90 mm)
Full Speed Ahead - Gossamer Series Alloy Bicycle Stem with +/- 6 Degree Rise | for Road and Gravel Bike | Multiple Sizes | Black (90 mm)
10
6
Ritchey Classic C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 100mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
Ritchey Classic C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 100mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
9.66
7
RXL SL MTB Stem 31.8 Carbon Stem Road Bike Carbon Fiber Handlebar Stem for Gravel Bike City Bike 3K Matte Aluminum Steel 6 Degree -90 mm
RXL SL MTB Stem 31.8 Carbon Stem Road Bike Carbon Fiber Handlebar Stem for Gravel Bike City Bike 3K Matte Aluminum Steel 6 Degree -90 mm
9.6
8
Ritchey WCS C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 90mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
Ritchey WCS C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 90mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
9.38
9
RXL SL 90mm Stem, MTB Stem 31.8, Road Bike Stem 6 Degree Carbon Stems, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem, Lightweight Mountain Bike Stem for Road Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, and E-Bikes
RXL SL 90mm Stem, MTB Stem 31.8, Road Bike Stem 6 Degree Carbon Stems, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem, Lightweight Mountain Bike Stem for Road Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, and E-Bikes
8.94
10
Ritchey WCS C220 73D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 110mm, 17 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
Ritchey WCS C220 73D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 110mm, 17 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes
7.16

Top 10 Gravel Stem of 2022

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REDSHIFT ShockStop Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, fits 1 1/8in (28.6mm) Steerer Tube, 6 Degree x 100 mm

by REDSHIFT

9.76/10

REDSHIFT ShockStop Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, fits 1 1/8in (28.6mm) Steerer Tube, 6 Degree x 100 mm

Color -
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand REDSHIFT
Rating 9.76/10

Features

  • COMPATIBILITY: Easy Install and Maintenance Free – This ShockStop stem fits standard 1-1/8in (28.6mm) steerer tubes; the size used by most modern bikes. The Shockstop Stem is also available for oversized 1-1/4in (31.8mm) steerer tubes; used by brands such as Canyon and Giant. The stem fits 31.8mm handlebars (shims available for 25.4mm and 26.0mm) and comes in a flippable +/-6 degree angle in 80, 90, 110, 110, and 120mm lengths and a +30 degree angle in a 100mm length.
  • RIDE FURTHER, FASTER, AND MORE COMFORTABLY – The ShockStop bike handlebar suspension stem is the perfect upgrade to your e-bike, gravel bike, hybrid, or road bike. Float over obstacles and dampen vibrations so you can ride longer, go faster, and stay in control even on the roughest terrain.
  • UP TO 70% BUMP AND VIBRATION DAMPENING – Say goodbye to sore hands, wrists, back, and neck and say hello to increased control, more confidence, and a super smooth ride. The ShockStop shock absorber bike stem reduces the effects of impacts and vibrations by up to 70%.
  • REDUCE FATIGUE AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY – Stop wasting energy absorbing impacts and vibrations with your body. This suspension stem for bicycles dampens bumps and vibrations which reduce fatigue and enable you to go further and faster on the bike you already own.
  • 20MM OF DAMPED SUSPENSION TRAVEL – Just the right amount of vertical compliance without sacrificing any stability or compromising steering. In the lateral direction the stem is as rigid as a standard stem allowing you to sprint or climb out of the saddle with confidence. And the 5 swappable elastomers let you dial in the perfect stiffness and feel.

Ritchey RT601105

2
Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 105mm, Adjustable, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

by Ritchey

9.74/10

Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 105mm, Adjustable, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

Color -
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand Ritchey
Rating 9.74/10

Features

  • The Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable stem features a 3D-net shaped forged shaft, interconnected with a precision broached clamp to create a strong, lightweight and secure stem
  • Stem angle is adjustable +/- 55 degrees to obtain the optimal height and position
  • Stainless steel bar and steerer clamp bolts provide exceptional durability
  • Features Ritchey's BB Black finish for a sleek and modern look

PNW Components PNW Components

3
PNW Components The Coast Stem, MTB or Gravel, Action Camera or Headlight Mount (70)

by PNW Components

9.52/10

PNW Components The Coast Stem, MTB or Gravel, Action Camera or Headlight Mount (70)

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand PNW Components
Rating 9.52/10

Features

  • 31.8 Clamp - Standard for road, MTB and gravel grinders
  • 7° Rise - Ideal body position for comfort on long rides
  • Detachable Mount - Removable mount that pairs with action camera or compatible light*
  • Weights: 60mm - 111g / 70mm -117g / 80mm - 123g / 90mm - 129g / 100mm - 136g

REDSHIFT

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REDSHIFT ShockStop PRO Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, 6 Degree x 90 mm

by REDSHIFT

9.76/10

REDSHIFT ShockStop PRO Suspension Stem for Bicycles, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem for Road, Gravel, Hybrid, and E-Bikes, 6 Degree x 90 mm

Color -
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand REDSHIFT
Rating 9.76/10

Features

  • RIDE FURTHER, FASTER, AND MORE COMFORTABLY – The ShockStop PRO bike handlebar suspension stem is the perfect upgrade to your current bike. A perfect road bike stem, gravel bike stem, hybrid bike stem, or e-bike stem. Float over obstacles and dampen vibrations so you can ride longer, go faster, and stay in control even on the roughest terrain.
  • 15% LESS WEIGHT WITH A PREMIUM FINISH – The new PRO version of our shock-absorbing bike stem for road, gravel, hybrid, and e-bikes is 15% lighter! It features lightweight titanium hardware, a high-quality polished finish, and additional precision CNC machining to reduce weight.
  • UP TO 70% BUMP AND VIBRATION DAMPENING – Say goodbye to sore hands, wrists, back, and neck and say hello to increased control, more confidence, and a super smooth ride. With 20mm of damped suspension travel, the ShockStop shock absorber bike stem reduces the effects of impacts and vibrations by up to 70%. Just the right amount of vertical compliance without sacrificing any stability or compromising steering.
  • REDUCE FATIGUE AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY – Stop wasting energy-absorbing impacts and vibrations with your body. This suspension stem for bicycles dampens bumps and vibrations which reduce fatigue and enable you to go further and faster on the bike you already own.
  • EASY TO INSTALL AND MAINTENANCE FREE – This ShockStop bike accessory fits all modern bikes with standard 1 1/8in (28.6mm) steerer tubes and 31.8mm handlebars (shims available for 25.4mm and 26.0mm bars). It comes in a flippable +/-6 degree angle in 80, 90, 110, 110, and 120mm lengths and in a +30 degree angle in a 100mm length. Fine-tune the suspension feel to match your unique riding style with the 5 included swappable elastomers.

Full Speed Ahead FSA

5
Full Speed Ahead - Gossamer Series Alloy Bicycle Stem with +/- 6 Degree Rise | for Road and Gravel Bike | Multiple Sizes | Black (90 mm)

by Full Speed Ahead

10/10

Full Speed Ahead - Gossamer Series Alloy Bicycle Stem with +/- 6 Degree Rise | for Road and Gravel Bike | Multiple Sizes | Black (90 mm)

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand Full Speed Ahead
Rating 10/10

Features

  • ALLOY ADVANTAGE: aluminum is forged and then CNC machined to achieve the Gossamer’s shape
  • VARIATION: you have the option to run this stem at a + or – 6 degrees to suite your racing style
  • STYLISH AESTHETIC: bead blasted black with lazer etched black graphics
  • WARRANTY: Full Speed Ahead warrants all products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two years after original purchase

Ritchey V23P063

6
Ritchey Classic C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 100mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

by Ritchey

9.66/10

Ritchey Classic C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 100mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

Color Polished Silver
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand Ritchey
Rating 9.66/10

Features

  • The Ritchey Classic C220 stem is quick and easy to install, thanks to a press-fit handlebar clamp interface and forward facing hardware
  • Creates a secure interface by wrapping a full 220-degrees over the handlebar
  • Bolt forces are aligned with the clamp so that the stem body embraces the handlebar, making it less prone to damaging lightweight bars
  • The stem body is manufactured with forged 2014 aluminum with premium CroMo (chromoly) steel bolts
  • The high polish silver finish offers a sleek and modern appearance

RXL SL

7
RXL SL MTB Stem 31.8 Carbon Stem Road Bike Carbon Fiber Handlebar Stem for Gravel Bike City Bike 3K Matte Aluminum Steel 6 Degree -90 mm

by RXL SL

9.6/10

RXL SL MTB Stem 31.8 Carbon Stem Road Bike Carbon Fiber Handlebar Stem for Gravel Bike City Bike 3K Matte Aluminum Steel 6 Degree -90 mm

Color Grey-3K Matte
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand RXL SL
Rating 9.6/10

Features

  • Material :Carbon Fiber + Screw Aluminum
  • Bar Attachment: 4-bolt
  • Weight:110-140g (different size different weight)
  • Angle : 6 degree Length :90 mm (Center to Center)
  • Handlebar Stem Used For Mountain Bike & Road Bike

Ritchey 31055427036

8
Ritchey WCS C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 90mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

by Ritchey

9.38/10

Ritchey WCS C220 84D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 90mm, 6 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand Ritchey
Rating 9.38/10

Features

  • The Ritchey WCS C220 stem is quick and easy to install thanks to a press-fit handlebar clamp interface and forward-facing hardware
  • Creates a secure interface by wrapping a full 220-degrees over the handlebar
  • Bolt forces are aligned with the clamp so that the stem body embraces the handlebar, making it less prone to damaging lightweight bars
  • The stem body is manufactured with forged 2014 aluminum with premium CroMo (chromoly) steel bolts
  • Features Ritchey's Blatte finish for a sleek and modern appearance

RXL SL

9
RXL SL 90mm Stem, MTB Stem 31.8, Road Bike Stem 6 Degree Carbon Stems, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem, Lightweight Mountain Bike Stem for Road Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, and E-Bikes

by RXL SL

8.94/10

RXL SL 90mm Stem, MTB Stem 31.8, Road Bike Stem 6 Degree Carbon Stems, Shock-Absorbing Bike Handlebar Stem, Lightweight Mountain Bike Stem for Road Bike, Gravel Bike, Hybrid Bike, and E-Bikes

Color Black-N 6 Degree
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand RXL SL
Rating 8.94/10

Features

  • 🚴UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY - rxl carbon stem fits universal 31.8mm handlebars, handlebar stem comes size +/-6 degree angle in 70/80/90/100/110/120/130mm lengths (center distance of the two holes) and a +/-17 degree angle in 70/80/90/100/110/120/130mm lengths (center distance of the two holes). This stem 31.8 fits standard 1-1/8" (28.6mm) steerer tubes,the size used by most modern bikes.
  • 🚴LIGHTWEIGHT AND STURDY - The stem 90mm made by 3K carbon fiber + aluminum alloy (the face plate is made of high quality aluminum alloy), very nice looking, 31.8 stem weight:Approx 120~148g. very solid build, which is really what you want for strength, rxl sl carbon stem helps to lift your handlebars while not adding significant weight to your bike.
  • 🚴ERGNOMIC & REDUCE FATIGUE - road bike stem let you ride in a more upright position with perfect rise and length, mtb handlebar stem dampens bumps and vibrations transfer from the road,which reduce neck/back issues and enable you to go further and faster. stem 31.8mm let you have a increased control, more confidence, and super smooth ride.
  • 🚴ABSORBS VIBRATIONS - carbon road bike stem absorbs some impacts and help dampen some road vibrations when you ride on gravel and some light single track, mtb bike stem is a perfect upgrade to your road bike, mountain bike or e-bike, with bike stem 31.8 you can ride longer, go faster, and stay in control even on the roughest terrain.
  • 🚴EASY TO INSTALL - This road stem is easy to install and torque, Just connect up the original front fork stem. Four bolt bar clamp holds bar securely in position. Please use TORQUE WRENCH, Torque of 4Nm was more than sufficient for all screws with appropriate assembly paste. you can mount mountain bike handlebar stem with the dynamics carbon paste and holds bombproof.

Ritchey 31055427030

10
Ritchey WCS C220 73D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 110mm, 17 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

by Ritchey

7.16/10

Ritchey WCS C220 73D Bike Stem - 31.8mm, 110mm, 17 Degree, Aluminum, for Mountain, Road, Cyclocross, Gravel, and Adventure Bikes

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand Ritchey
Rating 7.16/10

Features

  • The Ritchey WCS C220 stem is quick and easy to install thanks to a press-fit handlebar clamp interface and forward-facing hardware
  • Creates a secure interface by wrapping a full 220-degrees over the handlebar
  • Bolt forces are aligned with the clamp so that the stem body embraces the handlebar, making it less prone to damaging lightweight bars
  • The stem body is manufactured with forged 2014 aluminum with premium CroMo (chromoly) steel bolts
  • Features Ritchey's Blatte finish for a sleek and modern appearance

Best gravel stem brands

  • REDSHIFT
  • Ritchey
  • PNW Components
  • Full Speed Ahead

Buying Guide

Ease of Use

You should always consider if the you are intending to buy is easy to use and user-friendly. This will help in making an appropriate choice depending on whether you will be able to use it easily or if you need assistance. You may also refer to the ease of use from the reviews of the users, which gives a fair idea. 

Do you actually need the ?

Before you buy anything, you should ask yourself whether you actually need the This seems like a no-brainer, but it is an important question to consider nonetheless. If you are buying something just because it is on sale or because you think it will be fun to have, then you are probably wasting your money.

What are your priorities?

When you are looking to buy a , it is important to know what your priorities are. What features are most important to you? What is your budget? Answering these questions will help you narrow down your choices and find the right product for you.

Durability

​​Find out what the is made of. This will help you determine if the quality is worth the price. If you are looking for a durable item, make sure it is made of high-quality materials. This is important for two reasons. First, you want to make sure that you are getting a quality product. Second, if you have any allergies, you will want to know what the product is made of before you purchase it. 

What Is Your Budget?

The price tag is, of course, one of the most important deciding factors while buying a new . To begin with, calculate an estimate of how much you want to spend. This is a long-term investment, so the budget should take that into consideration. The first thing you want to do is figure out what your budget is. This will help narrow down your options and make the shopping process easier.

Do you look for a Warranty?

When looking into warranties, find out how long it lasts and what is covered. If a product is new, there may be a different warranty than if it were used. It is important to know what is included in the warranty and for how long it lasts. 

What is the Return Policy?

The return policy should also be known before making the purchase. It is common for stores to have a return policy, but there are also policies set by the manufacturers. When looking at products, it is important to check if they are covered by a return policy. This way, if the product does not meet your expectations, you can return it without any hassle.  Knowing these policies can save buyers a lot of time and money.  

Know the Shipping Time?

When looking at that will be shipped, inquire about the shipping company that will be used. Find out an estimated time of arrival and if there are any extra fees associated with shipping. These fees can add up, so it is important to be aware of them ahead of time. By taking the time to do research before making a purchase, buyers can save themselves time and money in the long run.

Check the competitors

Find out who else sells the product and at what price. This will give you an idea of how much you should be paying for the item. 

Do your research

When looking into quality, find reviews of the from other users. Checking to see how long the is expected to last is also important. Take some time to read online reviews. This can give you a good idea of quality and value. Once you have all of this information, you can start shopping around for the perfect product!

For example, if a has a short lifespan, it may not be worth the investment. If a is difficult to use, it may not be worth the time and effort it takes to learn how to use it properly. Asking these questions before making a purchase can save buyers time and money in the long run.

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