Designed for DH/AM riders seeking big hit performance at an All Mountain weight and beer budget cost. The RESPOND stem is engineered to offer an optimal combination of strength, stiffness and weight.Forged & blasted 6061 aluminum for high strength & fatigue resistance at a reasonable weight. Four bolt bar clamp holds bar securely in position. Interlocking U-Shaped Handlebar Clamp Geometry transferring more load through the stem body and not the bolts. Faceplate eliminates 'stress risers' which could cause your bar to bend or break.