Full Speed Ahead’s Afterburner Stem for Gravel and Mountain Bikes
As gravel riding and mountain bike racing has become more popular, FSA has created the FSA Afterburner Stem which has a negative 12 degree rise that compensates for the extra height due to a suspension fork or rise in the head tube.
The FSA Afterburner Stem is a great choice when you want a more aggressive fit and lets you find the sweet spot in your position on the bike.
FSA has done a great job on the look of the Afterburner Stem with it’s bold styling and design that is bead blasted black and polished black anodized with 2-tone laser graphics. The stem looks great and is also very functional.
The stem has a large forged and machined front clamp. Despite the stem’s strong and beefy looks, it’s actually very light as the Afterburner stem is 3D forged and CNC machined from AL6061/T6.
The stem uses chromoly hardware for added durability and strength.
I appreciate the extra stiffness in the Full Speed Ahead Stem especially when used with a suspension fork.
I’m using the FSA Afterburner Stem on my gravel bike, but the FSA Afterburner Stem would also be a must have for a cross county hardtail mountain bike with front suspension.
- 3D forged and CNC machined AL6061/T6
- 4-Bolt cold forged front clamp
- Chromoly hardware
- Bead blasted black with polished anodized black
- Suggested MSRP – $80.00
Where to Buy
Pricing and more information can be found at fsaproshop.com.
By Frank Sarate, SoCalCycling.com