When going big, the last thing you want to think about is your stem. That's why Giant did all the thinking and came up with the Contact FR OD2 Stem. With its 3D-forged aluminum construction, it's strong enough for today's modern freeriders at a weight any rider can appreciate. Its 52mm-wide faceplate gives you extra stiffness at the bar/stem interface and the steerer clamp design is rounded to spare your knees—a clever touch. This stem is compatible with Giant's OverDrive 2 1-1/4-inch fork steerers as well as standard 1-1/8-inch steerers.
Stem angle is one of the factors that determines handlebar height. A listed angle of 0 degrees actually provides a rise that is dependent on your bike’s head angle (see image).
Stem length is measured along the side of the stem from the center of the steerer to the center of the handlebar clamp (see diagram). Keep in mind that as a stem provides more rise, its effective length decreases. In the example above, if the +17 degree stem measures 135mm, it actually extends 108mm parallel to the ground.
Steerer Size: 1-1/4-inch and 1-1/8-inch (with included shims)
Weight: 177 grams
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