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SoftRide suspension stems

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SoftRide threadless stems: 14cm x 1/18"
Softride quill stems: 12cm x 1" | 14cm x 1"

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A 1990s magazine story describes the SoftRide stem thus: SoftRide's answer to front suspension is a heavy duty, spring loaded stem. As an alternative to front fork suspension, SoftRide designed a stem that permits the up to 3" of progressive shock absorbing travel up and down.

Originally called the "Frankenstem", it uses a swiveling parallelogram design that fixes the handlebar to the stem body at four points on each side, with a micro-adjustable spring, and polymer bushing for initial shock absorption mounted between the upper and lower beams.


SoftRide 14cm x 1 1/8" Cro-Moly threadless suspension stem. Used, $120.00

Part# 31235

SoftRide stem

Clever design.

SoftRide stem

From the other side

SoftRide stem

And from the top


SoftRide 12cm x 1" Cro-Moly quill suspension stem. Used, $120.00

Part# 31242

Softride quill stem

Look lightly used

Softride quill stem

From the other side

Softride quill stem

From the bottom

Softride quill stem

And from the top


SoftRide 14cm x 1" Cro-Moly quill suspension stem. New, $160.00

Part# 31235-Q

Softride-quill stem

Nice and new...

Softride stem

From the other side

Softride stem

From the top

Softride quill stem

And from the back

Softride stem

New, in the box

Softide box

The box it comes in.