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CODA Headshock Stem

3.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.50

Product Description

CODA Headshock Mountain Stem

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gabriel Bozo a Cross Country Rider from Gemany

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2001

Strengths:    its a stem, it works

Weaknesses:    it dosent make me a better rider

Bottom Line:   
its a steam, and it works

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   from internet, to LBSs

Similar Products Used:   uuuuu, ummmmmm, ooooooo, CODA?

Bike Setup:   97 kILLER V 900ht, LEFT elo, caross max UST rear, coda crap front, XTR shifters, and derailures, Magural hs-33 rear brakes, magura louse front, race face turbine lp, race face Ti BB, ct-2 bar, thompson post, flite seat, 858 pedals, rode-on cables, explorer protecton front tire, wildgripper ust rear,, misc Ti bolts

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from Allendale, MI

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2001

Strengths:    Good looks/finish, stiff feel

Weaknesses:    Limited sizes

Bottom Line:   
Cannondale makes a really nice stem, but sizes are WAY too limited. Their stem lengths jump from 90mm ==> 120mm ==> 140mm, and the rise options jump from 5-degree ==> 20-degree. That's way too much of a jump (length & rise) to provide proper fit on the bike. Profile and Kore now make HeadShok stems, as well, so there is a little more of a choice (but at a much higher price).

It's evident by the numerous HeadShok-equipped bikes I've owned that I like the HeadShok fork! However, the stem limitations contributed to my most recent bike purchase (non-Cannondale) with a 1 1/8" steerer. It gives me much more flexibility for stem selection. With a better selection, the Coda stem would get a "5 Flamin' Chili" rating. Until then, it gets a "3".

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Favorite Trail:   Ft. Custer, Highland Rec. Area

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Syntace VRO (HeadShok)

Bike Setup:   (multiple bikes) Cannodale F700, Seven Sola w/HeadShok Fatty Ultra DL, Seven Teres w/HeadShok Fatty Ultra DL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AcunaMatada a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX.

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

Strengths:    -light
-low price
-reasonable quality
-nice finish

Weaknesses:    The helicoils need to be inserted into the aluminum threads more securely. I accidently backed one out after very little use.

Bottom Line:   
There are not a lot of options here. Cannondale offers a reasonable product at a reasonable price. Even if there were more aftermarket stems to choose from I'd still run a CODA.

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Favorite Trail:   New Light

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Cannondale

Similar Products Used:   Nothing else on a C'dale. I've used the following on other bikes.


Bike Setup:   '00 CAAD 3 frame w/ full custom parts pick.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Racer from Nelson BC Canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2000

Strengths:    strong
fairly light

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the one that came on the bike was way to long, it was 140mm so i replaced it with a shorter version only 70mm. it cost $30 canadian and its fine. its not the best stem but its one of the only choices people have if you ride a dale. it is stiff and light so it deserves 5 chilis

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   old quill still stem

Bike Setup:   cannondale f900sx

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Mud Bug a Cross-Country Rider from Houston

Date Reviewed: December 25, 1999


Poor alignment
Poor weld quality

Bottom Line:   
I have had three of these in the last three years, when I got my cockpit dialed in I got a silver -20dg 130mm silver. decided I didn't like the silver finish and ordered a black one.
The black one was cut at a different angle, the clamp was off center and twisted, so I took it back and exchanged it.
The second black one appeared to be aligned better but had really poor welds and a persistant creak.
KORE dos'nt list any negative rise stems, could'nt find any information on Profiles.
Found a new Syncros ($120 yikes!) nice looks, solid.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
What others?

Bike Setup:   
C,dale Delta V HT
97/98 XT

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Travis a Weekend Warrior from Washington, Illinois

Date Reviewed: November 10, 1999

Good looks.
Good price.
It works!


Bottom Line:   
It looks nice and wont break easily.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
Cannondale F900

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Art a Cross-Country Rider from Adirondack Mtns., N.Y.

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1999

--Strong & light enough.
--Not overpriced like some.

--None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great quality stem from Cannondale. Comes in lots of different lengths and angles. Why pay the crazy prices for the pretty colors/graphics for the aftermarket stuff if you have a 'Dale? Works fer me! 4.5 peppers.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
C'dale Super V 900

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