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Answer A-Tac Stem

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Answer A-Tac

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BokorSolo a Cross Country Rider from Prince William, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap! 0 degree rise, looks pretty good and it's made by Answer.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
This stem was an awesome deal. For a $6 stem and a $12 EA50 bar and $5 shipping from Jenson I managed to get a brand new front end for a project bike. I loved this setup so much that I decided to switch it from my wet weather beater to my main bike. Not the lightest girl on the block but it is completely bulletproof. No complaints at all. Need a replacement or have a project, find this stem and get it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Comp Stem, Forte Team MTB Stem

Bike Setup:   XC riding

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ernie Thinnakone a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap -> got it on special
relatively light considering i got the 1 1/4" 135 mm model with 0 degreee rise

despite its age...its still as lightweight as the new 135 mm stems of similar spec (KORE light 3, $65 US) even with the shim 1 1/4" -> 1 1/8" attached

Weaknesses:    This model is 6 years old....looks out of place on my new trek 4300 bike..

needed a custom made aluminium stem made to attach it to my 1 1/8" steerer pole

Bottom Line:   
A great buy if you find one i did lying around at a bicycle shop.

Its an Easton tapered aluminum stem

Thanks to John from Underground Cycles (Taren Point) for making the shim...(it was hard finding a bicycle store with a lathe to make a shim)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sports Bankstown

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager (came with bike), crap...too short and heavy

Bike Setup:   Trek 4300 -> deore cranks, XT BB, Kore lite flat bar, Answer a.tac stem, manitou six deluxe fork, the rest is factory (for now)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mache a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Strengths:    STRONG!
Yeti Cult
integrated cable hanger (for CANTILEVER brakes!)

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
Ooops? I can't believe I'm the first one to review this old stem!?
Anyway, if you own an older bike (e.g. Yeti or Manitou) the A-Tac is the best you can get. It's not that light, but who cares? It's one brutal yet good looking stem you can't break. Mine is 9 years old and I've got 100% confidence.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Yeti Pro F.R.O.

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