Adjustable stems – change position quickly & easily
The stem connects your handlebars to the bicycle's fork steerer tube. Most bikes come with threadless (or Ahead) stems and threaded, or 'quill' stems are quite rare on new bicycles. In addition to fixed models, you'll also find adjustable stems that allow you to set the perfect angle. If you prefer to sit more upright on your bike, choose a higher stem position. For a more stretched out and sportier position, set it lower to the ground. Many adjustable stems feature markings so you can set a precise position. Usually, all you need is a hex key to set it to your desired position.