Unite Renegade Stem Review
In this article, we take a look at and review the Unite Renegade Stem. Specifically, the 35mm stem. The Unite Co Renegade Stem, lightweight 5-axis CNC machined perfection, Zero top gap, and recess for flush stem cap fitting completes the integrated look.
About the Unite Co Renegade Stem
The Unite Renegade stem-like all of Unite Co’s products are designed and manufactured in-house in the UK. So not only are you getting a very high-quality item that’s been checked at every stage of manufacture by someone that cares about the product, but you are reducing your carbon imprint because it’s not had to be shipped in from the other side of the globe.
The Unite Co Renegade Stem is a lightweight 5-axis CNC machined perfection. Features a zero top gap and recess for flush stem cap fitting completes the integrated look.
Them Stem is available direct from Uniteco.bike
- CNC machined from 6082 aluminium
- Zero top clamp gap
- 5 axis machined
- Currently Available in 35 mm clamp diameter
- Available in 35 mm and 42.5 mm Lengths
- 40mm stack
- Body and faceplate machined at same time
- Weight from 135 grams
- Available in 8 colours
- Unite Stem Cap fits flush in a specially machined recess
- Please note the stem cap and bolt are shown for illustrative purposes and don’t come with the stem but can be purchased separately
- Price £64.99
You can order the 35mm version here: https://uniteco.bike/shop/components/stems/35-renegade-mtb-stem/
You can order the 31.8mm version here: https://uniteco.bike/shop/components/stems/31-8-renegade-stem/
Renegade Stem Review
So I’ve had a Unite Co Renegade Mountain Bike Stem on all my personal bikes for the last few years. It is not only a very reliable high-quality stem but it is in my opinion the best looking stem on the market. Unite have made a stem that has smooth flowing lines and a flush fit, this stem looks good on all bikes and is also available in two sizes and eight different colours.
One of my favourite things about this stem is that the stem cap sits perfectly flush. I’ve borrowed an image from Unite to show this as my steerer hasn’t been cut down yet in the pictures in this article.
As well as the flush-fitting top cap the faceplate also fits perfectly and this is because Unite machine both the body and faceplate at the same time. All these small touches make for a very good-looking MTB stem.
The Stem is CNC machined from a high-grade block of 6082 aluminum. It features a wide clamp area and zero top gap to ensure you have a stiff stem. This is really important for both the strength of the stem itself and to ensure you are getting the best performance from your bike without any twisting and flex.
Another thing you will notice about this stem is the weight. It’s nice and light for an MTB stem which are often heavier as they have extra material to ensure they are up to the test when facing the brutal stresses of mountain biking. The Unite stem has been machined in a clever way where they have managed to remove all unnecessary material without affecting performance. Perfect for those that are looking to keep the weight of their bikes down.
Overall this an excellent stem and I don’t have any negative points to mention. You wouldn’t regret buying one.
So what do you think of the Unite Co Renegade Stem? What colour would you go for? Would you want the 35mm or the 31.8mm version? Let us know in the comments below.
To learn more about Unite Co you visit their website here: https://uniteco.bike/
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