X-Lite Aheadset Stem Plug 1.125 in. Headset

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : N/A MSRP : $12.75

Product Description

The cool solution to threadless headset fitting and adjustment. Compact reusable self-setting system does away with 'star-fangled' nut. Anodised finish with lazer etched graphics. Available in Blue, Black, Red, alloy or Ice-grey.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gomez a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    looks good.

Weaknesses:    not made by Ronseal.

Bottom Line:   

I had to re-tighten after every ride but could not get the compression force high enough to keep the headset compacted.
I had it gripping tighter than a Scotsman holding a 2 pence but it was useless.

I fitted a star nut and re-used the X-lite top cap and bolt. Now my headset and stackers are held as they should be. I have the best of both worlds. Pimp looks and functionality. But it's an expensive top cap!!

I like X-lite products but I don't rate this at all.

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Favorite Trail:   anthing pointing downwards

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   a star fangled nut....

Bike Setup:   Patriot, Z150's, 5th and 2 wheels.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cal a Weekend Warrior from Ireland

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2003

Strengths:    Reusable and isn't gouging into my fork steerer tube like the old star nut.

Weaknesses:    None so far - a friend found his slipped on the inner of the steerer tube, but mine gripped fine (possibly because the star nut that had been in there had roughened it).

Bottom Line:   
Just to comment on Luke's claim that the stem plug doesn't fit Marzocchi forks - it fitted my 2003 MX Comp ETA without a problem. It's a reasonably tight fit, but then that's a good thing! No serious trails done since then, but it seems to do the job fine...

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Favorite Trail:   Gwydyr Forest (Marin)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   MX Comp ETA, some Deore bits...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Luke from Suffolk UK

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2003

Strengths:    Try none.

Weaknesses:    Pathetic design, bad finish, doesn't fit many stems due to design fault. Useless junk - I was ripped off.

Bottom Line:   
Due to a design flaw this item WILL NOT fit alloy stemmed Marzocchi forks. How useless is that? Could I also point out that X-Lite reckon they are "... committed to servicing your needs." ********. They took THIRTY WHOLE DAYS to respond to my e-mail, and even then were useless. I'll NEVER buy anything by them again, and would strongly advise others to follow.

I'd give them no chillis if I could.

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Favorite Trail:   Scotneys

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles

Similar Products Used:   FSA, Hope

Bike Setup:   Zaskar Race, X-Fly 2001, XT, Hope M4

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Bowery a Cross Country Rider from Manchester, UK

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2002

Strengths:    Easy to use, Reuseable, no need to knock a Star-Fangled nut into your ner forks' steerer tube, Looks Great.

Weaknesses:    Weaknesses? Well... Can't really be used with a Syncros stem (With the sloped clamp)

Bottom Line:   
Great functional and pimpy device.

Just pop it into the steerer and tighten. Clamps tight inside the tube and pulls your bearings tight. Difficult to over-tighten it and crush your bearings.

It looks superb on yer bike. Buy one.

If your bike came with a cheap little plastic plug and bolt, Get one just for the pimp value. Bargain price of £10 (or even cheaper S/H) means it's pocket change.

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Favorite Trail:   Transpennine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Nope...

Bike Setup:   HaroEX2, X-Lite Fly stem, EA50 bars, Hope Minis, Deore, Marzocchi MXC Air, Cloud Nine.

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