BBB Highsix adjustable stem  £24.99

8/10

Good value for money adjustable stem. Not the lightest, but well made

Weight 243g   Contact  www.greyville.com

by Leonie Jennings   November 7, 2010  

BBB High Six adjustable stem 2

A stem that allows you to adjust the angle of rise, the Highsix is straightforward to fit and comes at a decent price. 

Getting the right angle might take some tweaking but it's a simple enough Allen key job. A higher angle suits riding comfort and offers better control whereas a lower angle gives less wind resistance. It really is a case of 'suck it and see'.

We used the Highsix in conjunction with a butterfly bar and found it a good option for long distance riding where adjustment on the road can be desirable. It gives a comfortable ride and, along with the range of different grips offered by the bar, allows you to alter your position easily.

3D forged from 6061 T6 aluminium using stainless steel bolts and weighing 243g (for the 110mm version), the Highsix is a fair bit heavier than most stems but it does offer strength and durability. It's available to fit two different bar diameters (25.4mm and 31.8mm) and three extensions (90, 110 and 130mm). There’s also a choice of black or silver.

The price isn’t bad for such flexibility, comparing favourably with other adjustable stems. 

Verdict

Good value for money adjustable stem. Not the lightest, but well made

road.cc test report

Make and model: BBB High Six adjustable stem

Size tested: Silver 90mm

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Aimed at riders looking for the ability to change their riding position easily and conveniently.

Very easy to use but you need to get the right rise to work with the bars for reliable handling.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
5/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 1.65m  Weight: 67kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,

 

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