For 2015 Mondraker has taken their incredible line of Podium XC bikes and given them a visual and functional overhaul. The graphics are striking and the performance no less so. The moulding process for the frame and stem have been refined allowing for thinner tube walls and a lighter weight. The IST (Integrated Stem Technology) system has also been re-worked and refined to produce a more reliable more positive feel. The Podium Carbon 29er is Mondraker's flagship model when it comes to Stealth technology. It is a fast and direct bike where pedalling is turned into pure forward motion with the stiffness and precision needed to win an XC World Cup race. Mondraker presents a new concept in integration that takes Cross Country bikes to a new level. The new Podium with an IST stem offers the latest in XC Racing geometry with a lower control post and a pedal position unique in its segment. Its integrated stem design combined with the frame structure makes the whole of the front of the bike more compact, thus achieving greater stiffness and steering precision superior to any other existing steering system. The position of the stem, made entirely of Stealth Carbon, can be adjusted using an eccentric aluminium insert in the handlebar with a margin of 1cm on both the X and Y axes. Different stem sizes are available offering lengths ranging from 80mm to 120mm. The IST stem is designed with a replaceable internal stopper system to prevent damage to the frame from the bars swinging round in a crash and ensure the longevity of the steering system.