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Easton EA50 Forged-Welded Aluminum Stem Stem

4.42/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 175 grams


Product Description

  • Shot-peened for max fatigue strength
  • Forged/Welded aluminum


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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mr. Holmes a Cross Country Rider from upstate New York

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2010

    Strengths:    Strong, lightweight, affordable

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I stole this stem from JensonUSA for $12. Many people complain that the 2 bolt clasp gives them problems with creaking and such. There has been no creaking or detectable flex whatsoever. Easton EA70 monkeybars are pretty wide, and as a result, can really lever stem around. It's been working flawlessly. Also, I can notice the extra stiffness the EA50 stem has compared to the EA30.

    This stem is great for a XC rider looking for a upgraded stem. I bought it to fit 31.8mm thick EA70 monkeybar.
    Highly recommended!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   JensonUSA

    Similar Products Used:   easton ea30, other generic stems

    Bike Setup:   Easton EA70 monkeybars 30mm rise, Ritchey Wcs-Sl Bar Ends, Easton EA50 stem, Easton EA70 seatpost with 2 bolts for adjustment. Lizard Skin chain stay protector, Shimano pedals, Shimano LX crank set, Cateye Enduro 8 computer

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Spokane, WA

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2005

    Strengths:    Strong, lightweight, looks cool...

    Weaknesses:    None imho...

    Bottom Line:   
    Seems strong enough. I don’t notice much flex. Does its job well. Cool stem. I would buy another one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stick In The Eye

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Buttler, Spokane WA

    Similar Products Used:   Titec...

    Bike Setup:   Kona King Kikapu with Easton carbon riser bar.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TheBigC a Cross Country Rider from Tampa, FL

    Date Reviewed: May 24, 2004

    Strengths:    Strong, Fairly light, Looks cool.

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    It works. Its acceptably light. Looks pretty darn cool. I haven't noticed any flex. Alafai isn't exactly downhill, but it's not easy on bikes, either. It has held up just fine. It is a stem. When it is doing its job, there not much to say. Find em on sale all over the place.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rollercoaster

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Jenson USA

    Similar Products Used:   Stock no name stem

    Bike Setup:   GT XCR5000, nothing OEM except frame

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Clifford Louie a Cross Country Rider from Bellevue, Wa. USA

    Date Reviewed: January 10, 2004

    Strengths:    Appearance worthy of classic sculpture. Draws favorable comments especially when paired with Easton's Monkey Lite bars. A superb value when you buy it on sale for $25.

    Weaknesses:    Not the stiffest stem on the block plus it creaks which can be remedied by using grease when installing. But totally adequate for XC use. The steerer tube clamp bolts are a little long leaving its sharp ends to poke tender skin.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you're thinking of a new stem for your ride consider this one. I feel that Easton faltered when it brought out the'04 EA50 to replace this one. Judge it yourself.

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    Favorite Trail:   Renton's Tapeworm

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey CompLite stem, Kore Lite stem

    Bike Setup:   2000 Intense Tracer with full XTR and v-brakes. Thomson seatpost, Mavic ceramic rims, SDG BelAir saddle, Monkey Lite bars, EA50 stem, Marzocchi Z3 100 mm travel air/oil shock.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by adam a Cross Country Rider from kokomo, IN

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

    Strengths:    very light, looks good, and doesn't flex

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    buy it, it is priced right and is solid. it also says "easton" on the side. it says that you know your bike and you also know what works.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   bike nashbar?

    Bike Setup:   EPX Terrashark frame, mostly XT drivetrain, easton bar and stem and marzoochi MX Pro fork

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Gerry a Weekend Warrior from Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

    Strengths:    Extremely tough black finish, good construction, durable so far.

    Weaknesses:    Too much flex, narrow clamp, performance doesn't match the price or the name.

    Bottom Line:   
    I rode a hard tail with stock EA50 stem and flat bar last year and noticed some flex but didn't think much of it. The new Marin came with an FSA stem that was too long and the dealer had an EA 50 stem that was the right length, so on it went. It was surprising how much more flex the EA 50 stem had compared to the FSA, every time you sprint or climb it is apparent. I have to admit the riser bars are a couple of inches wider and that doesn't help the situation.

    Hard to say if it is the narrow clamp or narrow rectangular section that is the cause. Either way, I wouldn't recommend the stem with anything other than narrow flat bars on an XC ride. After a couple more back to back comparisons (Race Face and Pazzaz) and I am even less impressed.

    Easton really needs to sharpen up on this one. Maybe a four bolt clamp would have been better value than the forged and machined emblem in the face plate...

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   FSA XC190, Race Face Prodigy, Pazzaz XC

    Bike Setup:   2003 Marin Riftzone, works darn fine!

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Down South

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2003

    Strengths:    Weight to cost ratio

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Fitting, fairly lightweight stem with cool Easton emblem up front. The only thing I don't like is the bar clamp screws are M7x20, nobody in the freakin' world uses M7. It's impossible to source titanium or stainless steel replacements. You'll have to deal with those cheap steel screws when they start rusting. Weight weenies beware! 5-10 extra grams... This could have been a better product.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Control Tech, Syncros, Azonic, Litespeed, Icon, Cinelli...

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Id, Romic, Fox Vanilla 125 RLC, Monkeylite Sl bars, XTR, Chris King, Hope M4s...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stuart Tyrrell a Cross Country Rider from Swansea, UK

    Date Reviewed: November 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Inexpensive, good-looking, fairly light

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    A fit and forget component, easy to fit and doesn't creak. Its solid enough for me (10st) riding trails and x country, but probably not up to freeride. Its not much heavier than the more expensive Easton stems, and appears just as well-made. Why pay more?

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    Favorite Trail:   9feet @ Afan Argoed

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Control tech, syncros

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale frame, rock shox duke race, mainly XT with race face and hope bits

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Craig Seifert a Cross Country Rider from Glenshee in Scotland

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 2002

    Strengths:    sexy, strong, lightweight(180g), good value and non flexy

    Weaknesses:    You always want to take it of your bike and see how light and good looking it is

    Bottom Line:   
    Just seeing this beuty will make you buy it, the stem itself is half the weight of the ea50 monkeylite bars that go with it. It is fairly skinny so I can fit my BLT lights on the bar either side of it. The silver E logo on the front is very smart.

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    Favorite Trail:   Moab county

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Dave Hinde racing

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized stem on my hardrock

    Bike Setup:   XC hardtail with shimano deore and duke sl u-turns

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by RZK a Cross Country Rider from Chicago, IL

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Relatively light. Stiff. Clean smooth finish.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very nice stem. Light. No flex. Clean weld and nice clean finish. Complements my Easton monkey bars. I do wish they had the stem in more rises. I can only find them in 0 and 10 degree rise. Otherwise, fantastic stem.

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    Favorite Trail:   John Muir, WI

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Con deHonc a Weekend Warrior from BrisVegas, Queensland

    Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Finish, build strength and function

    Weaknesses:    Won't fix me a Rum and Coke after my ride

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Stem - Complemented my riding position and fixed my sore neck. (I bought this stem to correct my riding position as I ride almost completly on the tar)

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt Stephens Classic

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   Big Gav's - Logan Road Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Standard no name riser stems

    Bike Setup:   2 Wheels seat and handlebar (with sexy Easton stem)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by scott a Cross Country Rider from austin,texas

    Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

    Strengths:    it's easton,flat sides(very narrow-compact),light,riged

    Weaknesses:    none for cross country but would't use it for freestyle

    Bottom Line:   
    for me it's an improvment.great product for cross country-riget and light- but not for jumps and huge drop offs!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   no names,other eastons,specialized composit

    Bike Setup:   giant,avid disc,race face,easton bar-stem

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