Far and Near's S2 series stems use a lightweight faceplate and titanium bolts to save weight over their lesser expensive S1 stems. The stem's body is aggressively machined from a single block of 6061 aluminum for minimal weight while retaining a level of strength and stiffness on par with stems from better known manufacturers. These stems are powder coated white. The logos and markings are not painted, but rather etched into the stem's paint for a unique look.
Far and Near's Stems are suitable for Road and Cross Country use. The edges of both clamps are beveled, making them suitable for use with carbon forks and handlebars.