Best not to think too much about what could happen if your stem fails when landing a big drop-off. Just make certain you have a stem like the ENVE M6 Alloy stem for 31.8mm bars that is durable enough to keep up with your biggest rides. ENVE has introduced an alloy stem into their lineup to make certain you can have access to their fantastic design without having to save up for the carbon version. Cold-forged and precisely engineered, this is a stem that is not only durable but lightweight making it perfect for fast and furious trail rides. As an added feature ENVE takes the trouble to design in blind bolt holes to ensure all sharp edges and threading are hidden away, so you won’t be banging your knees or catching your shorts.