Woot! Extralite Stem

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addictR1
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by addictR1

woohooo... finally got an email from starbike that my order for the Extralite HyperStem O6 has been shipped. they didn't have it in stock.. so had to wait a week. now just waiting for the tracking number and then hopefully will know the ETA on when it'll be here in the US.

tick tock tick tock.. can't wait to rebuild up my scott addict r1 :mrgreen:

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by kevosinn

A light addict build :) I like the sound of that!
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addictR1
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by addictR1

thanks kevosinn... originally my addict was 13.65lbs with pedals.. but that's with farsport wheelset. now that's cracked... I'm trying to rebuild her up with other wheelset.. hopefully it won't be too heavy.

your addict is uber light!! that's awesome!!

TheDarkInstall
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by TheDarkInstall

Be careful installing it. The 3nm limit on tension was not enough to hold my bars in place.

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by velomane

Great news. Maybe mine will be in the mail soon as well.

addictR1
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by addictR1

wow.. only 3nm allowed to torque down? i'm using it on a Zipp SL so i hope even with the carbon paste it'll stay in place.

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by RyanH

With 3T bars and carbon paste, mine have never slipped. I can't say the same for my Enve stem.

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by kevosinn

I had the Zipp bars with that stem on my wilier and it stayed in place no problem at 3nm just make sure it has paste.
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addictR1
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by addictR1

sweet.. good to know. i think i'm wearing out my F5 button from constantly hitting the refresh..... ugh

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by WannabeWeenie

I have a Hyperstem holding on to a Zipp Vuka Sprint and it has not slipped at 3Nm either. Just be sure to tighten the clamp bolts up evenly in a cross pattern like how you would install lug nuts on a car wheel.

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by velomane

I have to say it is reassuring to read these posts. I have an Ultrastem and a Zipp Contour SL coming and I don't want any issues.

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by wheelsONfire

Keep an eye on your steerer tube when you use this stem!

If you see bite marks after some use, be aware this can make the steerer tube crack.
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TheDarkInstall wrote:Be careful installing it. The 3nm limit on tension was not enough to hold my bars in place.

With carbon paste?
Robert

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kevosinn wrote:I had the Zipp bars with that stem on my wilier and it stayed in place no problem at 3nm just make sure it has paste.

Exactly.
Robert

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by rpenmanparker

I have Kestrel Pro SL (or whatever they called them, about 185 g) bars on two bikes . The first time I installed one of them, it cracked with an alloy FSA OS-99 stem at about 4 Nm even torque on the bolts. After getting a replacement, I now stop at 2 Nm on both bikes. Carbon paste keeps them how I want them. No issues.
Robert

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