Direct Mount


This stem has motorcycle style with Thomson strength and attention to detail.

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Direct Mount Stems fit forks from Rock Shox, Fox, and Manitou. Marzochi forks 2012 and newer are also compatible with our Direct Mount.

Three sizes are available for 31.8mm handlebars: our 40/50mm Direct Mount Drop Stem puts the handlebar 10mm lower than a standard stem, and lower than an adjustable direct mount design. We also offer a 50mm Direct Mount Stems with 30 degrees of rise.

65mm-wide handlebar clamp width creates maximum torsional stiffness, which translates into better steering precision.

The Direct Mount Stem is 100% American made.


Why run a direct mount?

It has less weight, no bar twist, and a lower bar position. It’s up to 10mm lower than using a standard stem.

What colors are available?

Black only

How strong is the direct mount stem?

It’s three times stronger than the fork crowns we tested.

Will the Thomson Direct Mount fit a Marzocchi fork?

Yes, starting with Marzocchi model year 2012.

Are there any restrictions on what bar can be used?

You must use a handlebar designed for downhill riding and it must be built to accept a 65mm wide stem clamp.


Direct Mount Instructions