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We've been riding and admiring Industry Nine's high-end wheels for years now, so when we saw that they released a mountain bike stem with the same striking anodized colorways as their Torch hubs, we were excited to say the least. We're happy to present the A35 Stem, named after the A-axis in I9's five-axis CNC machining centers, with the number 35 designating the bar diameter the stem works with. And like their revered hubs, the A35 Stem performs as good as it looks. Industry Nine designed it to be as stiff as possible but still come in at a competitive weight, all while upholding their rigorous manufacturing and testing standards. They even went so far as to build an in-house stem and handlebar testing unit and design a testing protocol that exceeds the ISO standard for stems, demonstrating their commitment to quality.
The A35 Stem is machined, anodized, and assembled entirely in-house at I9's Asheville, North Carolina manufacturing facility. It's made from a solid billet of high-grade 7075 aluminum which offers superior strength to the 6061 aluminum more commonly found on mountain bike stems. The bolts are high-strength stainless steel to match the integrity of the stem. It's available in 11 anodized colors, and four different lengths ranging from a stubby 32mm all the way up to 60mm. It only works with 35mm diameter handlebars, but that seems to be the standard most handlebar companies are going with for aggressive all-mountain riding.
- I9's exceptionally strong & strikingly beautiful MTB stem
- Manufactured in-house in Asheville, North Carolina
- Machined from a billet of high-grade 7075 aluminum
- Strength tested well beyond ISO standards for MTB stems
- Uses high-strength custom 316 stainless steel bolts
- Available in 11 anodized colors and 4 different lengths
- Item #NIN003G
- Q & A
Great piece of bling
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have I9 wheels on my SC Hightower and this is the perfect dress-up piece to compliment. Does it make you go faster or the bike handle better? No, its a stem....but the machining work is art in and of itself and it makes your cockpit look oh-so-nice. I coupled with a set of Renthal 35mm Carbon Stealth bars and happy with the combo.