Crank Brothers' Iodine 2 Stem is the perfect addition to the front end of your all-mountain steed. It's crafted from 6061-aluminum for a trail-ready blend of point-and-shoot stiffness, low weight and outstanding durability. It also utilizes a unique wedge clamp on the steerer and a 4-bolt faceplate for even more stiffness and increased steering precision, something you'll really appreciate when you're sending it down a technical section.
Stem angle is one of the factors that determines handlebar height. A listed angle of 0 degrees actually provides a rise of 16-20 degrees, depending on the bike's head-tube angle. Flexible, athletic riders prefer lower-rise stems, while recreational riders usually favor higher-rise stems.