AX Lightness Rigid Stem vs Extralite

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by da123

Has anyone used both stems? I've tried the Extralite OC Roadstem before, but found it a bit too flexy, and a bit high maintenance (susceptible to creaking unless very precisely torqued, and then prone to loosening off). I appreciate that the practical points may be addressed with the Hyperstem, but it looks from the FWB stem test that if anything, it will be less stiff again.

How stiff have people found the AX stem? Is it 'fit and forget' (subject to being properly installed of course)?

Any feedback much appreciated.

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