The Stem

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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andrew
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by andrew

Does anyone have any long-term use of The Stem? Does it hold up after a few seasons of racing?

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Andrew

nikh
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by nikh

The Stem by Extralite has a semi-bad rep.

It has broken on a few MTB riders. The face plate is of a weak design although I think they have altered the design now but I can't be sure.

You might have better luck on the road but do you want to take the risk?

One to consider is the Syntace (man I sound like a broken record)!

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nikh wrote:The Stem by Extralite has a semi-bad rep.!

andrew means the ITM "The Stem". ;)

But it has the same reputation (if not even more worse).
You can find several pics of broken "The Stems" floating on the net.
It usually cracks in the steerer clamp area (too much machining there) and Magnesium isn't very suitable for stems at all.

You might also want to read the safety warning from ITM about it.
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andrew
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by andrew

Florian is right... I meant the ITM The Stem...

So what lightweight stem do you recommend to use with a carbon bar (Easton, because I like the shape)?

Thanks,
Andrew

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andrew wrote:Florian is right... I meant the ITM The Stem...

So what lightweight stem do you recommend to use with a carbon bar (Easton, because I like the shape)?

Thanks,
Andrew

i'd think about the syntace

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andrew wrote:Florian is right... I meant the ITM The Stem...

So what lightweight stem do you recommend to use with a carbon bar (Easton, because I like the shape)?

Thanks,
Andrew


I like the FRM Web-Stem. Velo did a review of stems recently and it came out best on a price/features comparison.
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Ole Olde: can I buy the FRM Web-stem in LA somewhere?
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Ye Olde Balde One wrote:
andrew wrote:Florian is right... I meant the ITM The Stem...

So what lightweight stem do you recommend to use with a carbon bar (Easton, because I like the shape)?

Thanks,
Andrew


I like the FRM Web-Stem. Velo did a review of stems recently and it came out best on a price/features comparison.


Hm... I don't think I have ever seen it in QBP... do you know who imports it?

Thanks,
A.

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cadence90 wrote:Ole Olde: can I buy the FRM Web-stem in LA somewhere?


Triathlete Zombies can get them, Santa Monica or Manhattan Beach.
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andrew wrote:
Ye Olde Balde One wrote:
andrew wrote:Florian is right... I meant the ITM The Stem...

So what lightweight stem do you recommend to use with a carbon bar (Easton, because I like the shape)?

Thanks,
Andrew


I like the FRM Web-Stem. Velo did a review of stems recently and it came out best on a price/features comparison.


Hm... I don't think I have ever seen it in QBP... do you know who imports it?

Thanks,
A.


QBP doesn't carry everything, although they'd like to think they do (ducks). info@frm-usa.com but only if you work in/own a bike store.
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by andrew

QBP doesn't carry everything, although they'd like to think they do (ducks). info@frm-usa.com but only if you work in/own a bike store.


True true... they do carry tons of stuff though... and the 04 catalog is supposed to be even bigger than 03... my shop hasn't recieved it yet though... indeed, i do work in a bike shop... i will email them... do you know if they have a website?

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http://www.frmbike.com/componenti.htm


Le seguenti tabelle sono tratte dalle riviste francesi VTT Mag e Top Velò che hanno provveduto a pesare tutti i prodotti in elenco.

The following lists where taken from the French magazines VTT Mag and Top Velò whose editors did weight each component

ATTACCHI MANUBRIO (110mm) - HANDLEBAR STEMS (110 mm)

ITM The Stem (Mag) 104
Deda Mag 00 112
FRM Web-Stem World Cup Ti. 115
FRM Web Stem World Cup 123
Ritchey WCS 132
WR Compositi 135
Deda Newton 135
Pazzaz RAS-19 136
Time Monolink Carbone Oversize 136
3T Less 136
FRM Net-Stem 138
Easto EA70 138
Thorius Gramo Oversize 138
ITM Millenium 140
3T Less XL Oversize 142
Cinelli Solido 142
FSA XC-120 146
Pazzaz RAS-23 Carbone Oversize 148
3T Forgie MTB 152
ITM Forgie Lite 158
FSA FR-200 175
Easton EA50 176
Race Face Deus 186
Easton EA70 188
Thomson Elite 192
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