CrankBrothers Iodine 3 Stem 50mm  2014 Mountain Bike Review

CrankBrothers Iodine 3 Stem 50mm 2014

Reviews / Stems

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In A Glance

With a carbon faceplate it’s no wonder the Crank Brothers Iodine 3 wins the contest in terms of weight. This all-mountain stem has had a pretty major update this year, and the steerer clamp wedge has been refreshed to be a little more traditional with a 2-bolt clamp design. There is still a wedge there, but it is lighter and tidies up the look of the stem when it is on the steerer tube. The carbon faceplate has been updated too and the 4-bolt clamp system claims to be 30% stiffer than the previous model. The stack height has also been reduced and the new stem feels stiffer on the trails, when you consider its weight it is incredibly solid.

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Weight: 120g
Material: 6061 Aluminium with Carbon Faceplate
Length: 50mm, 65mm, 80mm
Rise: 6°
Stack Height 44mm
Clamp: 31.8mm

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This review was in Issue 31 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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