Road stems?

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by MileHighMark

I currently run a 70mm Thomson X4 stem on my rigid 29er and was thinking of switching to a "road" stem to save some weight (and improve aesthetics). I know that Easton's alloy road stems are rated for "XC-style" riding, but what about something like a Kalloy Uno?
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by TheRookie

Kalloy Uno work fine for me, mine is a 100mm FS XC bike and I run a 70mm Kalloy Uno (with Ti bolts it's 88g), it's been on for two years and does fairly aggresive trail riding without issue.
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by Klaster1

I run Kalloy Uno on all my bikes, including 26" XC hardtail. Got a 60mm long one for a new XC full suspension build too, paired with Ti bolts the value is arguably hard to beat. No issues during last three years so far.

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by bikewithnoname

I have a 110mm 3T ARX on my old Cannondale, only ride it xc style but no problems over the last 10ish years
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try wren 78g for US $60. mines 9months old with no issues on mtb


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by weeracerweenie

i run a 130mm -17 thomson x2, no worries. run one for years. Just be caustious of jumping and stuff on stems like Kalloy etc
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by stockae92

Kalloy Uno is pretty amazing for the price. I have heard nothing but great review about them, for the money its hard to beat.

the only thing i didn't really like is the 2-piece front plates. its just my preference but i prefer a 1-piece. I ended up with a Raceface Turbine and I really like it.

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by Junior7

I have 3T, excelent.

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by MikeD

Junior7 wrote:I have 3T, excelent.

Be careful with 3T. There a lot of counterfeit 3T stuff out there. Buy from reputable sources only.

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