Industry Nine A35 stem released

CNC'd eye candy in 11 anodized colors

Components

Available in 11 anodized colors

Remember when we used to trick out our bikes with the those anodized Kooka stems? Rasta colors or anodized green or pink were often the finishing touch to a custom bike spec’d piece by piece to perform and look just right for the owner’s tastes. We kind of miss those days.

Well, Industry Nine is here to the rescue as they introduce their new line of stems called the A35. It incorporates everything they know about fit, engineering, and aesthetics. It pays homage to the old but you can’t get it in 120mm length. 60mm is the longest they create and that’s pushing it for All Mountain and Trail bikes.

The Kooka stem is one of those iconic components categorized as ‘bike porn’. Stem lengths were different back then.

The Industry Nine A35 stem is crafted from aluminum billet into a svelte design of equal form and function. Using practices honed in their machine shop over a decade of CNC manufacturing, Industry Nine introduces a strong and beautiful component to personalize their mountain bike.

U.S. made art from Asheville, NC

Taking name and shape from the A-axis in their five-axis machining centers, the A35 is an all-mountain stem utilizing a 35mm bar diameter. The A35 is machined, anodized and assembled entirely in their Asheville, NC facility and available in lengths of 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 60mm. Add their expressive mix of 11 anodized colors, and you’ve arrived at the intersection of execution and style.

Features:
  • 35mm Bar Diameter
  • Includes six high strength 316 stainless steel custom M5 bolts
  • 180° Wrap
  • Solid 7075 Machined Aluminum*
  • *100% Domestically Sourced
  • Eleven Anodized Color Choices and Color Combinations
Sizes:

Note that 32mm is the shortest they make since that is the point where the handlebar and the steer tube will start to collide. That is the shortest stem possible available these days using standard handlebars.

Sorry but 60mm stem is the longest you can purchase

Pricing:

MSRP One Color $125
MSRP Color Combo $140

More Info: industrynine.com/a35-stem/


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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  • C. says:

    This actually isn’t the shortest stem possible these days. I myself have a 30mm Chromag Ranger stem on my Wreckoning. And if I do say so, it actually even looks nicer than the I-9. Definitely overbuilt as well.

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      We have it on good authority that 30mm stems are actually 32mm since that’s what is geometrically possible given the size of the steer tube and handlebar.

  • MK_ says:

    … for a 35mm bar. 31.8mm would be shorter.

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