First Look | Joystick Builder Stem
Joystick is based in North Vancouver, the heart of the iconic north shore, Joystick have an extensive team of test riders including Enduro riders such as Anne Caroline-Chausson all the way through to free riders such as Geoff “Gully” Gullevich and James Doerfling. The company has been in existence for just over three years and is rapidly carving out a name for itself in the components market. Their range is set to expand this year, but at the moment it consists of a nice tight range of bars, seats, stems and grips.
The builder stem was sent to us over at ENDURO Mag, where our immediate reaction was to be very impressed with the quality workmanship and fantastic looks. This stem has been designed to create the ultimate carbon and alloy friendly bar/stem interface. By increasing the clamping surface area and utilizing a controlled clamping system they claim to have created a stronger and more precise stem.
The Joystick controlled clamping system reduces stress risers and takes the guess work out of stem installation, This fully CNC machined stem has an incredibly precise bar interface that’s light enough for your Enduro race bike and strong enough for freeriding.
Our UK Test rider for this product is renowned for hard riding and has so-far been very impressed with the feel and performance of the stem combined with their oversized carbon bar.
Length – 50mm (35mm & 65mm due early Spring)
Clamp – Available in 31.8mm & 35mm, rise – 0, weight – 149grams (50mm version)
Price – €109.99 (£79.99)
For more information check out: ridejoystick.com
Words and pics: Jim Buchanan