Hope this is the right spot to post this question. If not, sorry.
This past weekend I "upgraded" my old beat up fork with a used one I got off Ebay. The steerer tube was a bit shorter than my previous fork, and even after ditching all of the spacers, I found my stack height 1-2mm too tall. So I went to the local used bike parts shop to see if I could find a solution. I dug through their stem bin and found a nice looking ITM Millenium aluminum stem with a slightly lower stack height. It fit perfectly, and I also bought a used Easton Monkeylite riser bar to get my geometry back to where it should be. Anyway, I was very happy with everything, until I googled the ITM Millenium stem and saw that it's listed as a "road bike stem". It's very lightweight, but not a whimpy looking stem by any means (see photo below). It's made of 7075 aluminum and retails for about $100. I was able to verify that it can be mounted in either direction (rise or drop), but I'm wondering if I can get everyone's opinion on whether it's going to pose any sort of safety hazard on the trail, since it's listed as a road bike stem. Your thoughts are appreciated!
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