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Easton EA70 Welded Aluminum Stem Stem

4.53/5 (19 Reviews)
Weight : 220 grams MSRP : $19.98


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The Easton EA70 stem offers a lightweight, reliable upgrade for your road or MTB machine.The 2 bolt faceplace is designedTo be light as well as strong. Features Fits standard 1 1/8" steerTubes2bolt faceplate for easy installation40mm stack heightApproximate weight 165 grams This item may be in generic packaging, but rest assuredThis is a brand new product. Please note: stems may be supplied with black or silver faceplates


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by muttonmark a Weekend Warrior from Midland, MI

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2011

Strengths:    built like a tank, Looks good, Great Length

Weaknesses:    Single Bolt clamp, little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Sturdy, not too many worries. I just keep my eye on the single bolt clamp mechanism. I ride in lower michigan mostly, so there are not a lot of Super Drops or big jumps to be had, so strength is not going to be an issue. This thing looks hefty!!! It is a little heavy, but I'm a 6' Clydesdale riding a Jamis Dakar XCT, so weight is not my biggest concern. But it is long, almost perfect length for my style of riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that doesn't have snow

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   EA50

Bike Setup:   09 Jamis Dakar XCT, Old School Manitou Super Skareb Fork, Mavic Crossride Disc, Race Face Evolve Crank/BB, Shimano XTR Derailleur,Easton EA50 Low-Rise Riser.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from IL

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2005

Strengths:    PRICE! Extreme strength! Stiff as a rock! Bar clamp really is an excellent working design and I trust it more than any other with a carbon bar due to its tight tolerances.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. 260 grams for mine (110mm)

Bottom Line:   
The best deal out there for any stem! Damn good stem if you can get over the extra 100 grams of weight! If not, get a Thompson and let your wallet hate you. This thing deserves 6 chiles for Value!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   lots of Kore stuff. Headshok crap. Specialized 4 bolt.

Bike Setup:   Magnesium singlespeed with Raceface carbon cranks. Sub 17 lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan a Racer from Boulder, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2005

Strengths:    Bomb-proof stem from a top manufacturer. Dirt cheap.

Weaknesses:    Too heavy!

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a stem to go with my new Fox F80 RLT (the old Klein stem wouldn't fit) and found this gem on eBay at close-out. Not sure why it is so cheap(?). It's a great stem, although, you can find stems easily 100 grams lighter than this. But for $16, you can't go wrong and this thing is probably built to military specs for use on tanks! Super-strong, super-stiff, super-cheap. Get one. It deserves 6 flaming chills in the value department!

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Favorite Trail:   White Ranch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Cambria (through eBay)

Similar Products Used:   Trek Icon, Klein MC3, Profile

Bike Setup:   2001 Klein Adroit, full XTR

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lvm a Cross Country Rider from woodstock, md

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2005

Strengths:    strength, weight, dual-pivot faceplate, looks

Weaknesses:    steerer tube height

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice stem, but I'm guessing that Easton realized that the part that clamps onto the fork steerer tube is way too tall, so they are redesigning the stem and selling the current model at a discount. the clamp part of the stem is 2+"", so make sure your frame & fork combo will work with this stem.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   nuke proof, kalloy, etc.

Bike Setup:   GIANT NRS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Corrieri a Weekend Warrior from Chandler, AZ

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2004

Strengths:    BUILT LIKE A TANK

Weaknesses:    Maybe if that one bolt broke, you could die...

Bottom Line:   
I got it to throw together a Rocky Mountain Team Only frame that was a couple years old so my wife could ride with me.

It was cheap. Got it home. Went gaga. This has got to be one of the most sleeper products in mtb.

The design is amazing, simple, beautiful in gray, and my oh my is it stiff.

Hats off to Easton. Get it on sale for 25.00 just about anywhere now, and think really hard on what you get for three times as much scratch.

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Favorite Trail:   all over

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   thomson elite

Bike Setup:   RM TO (non scandium version), with expensive stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Boy Truck a Cross Country Rider from Seoul, Korea (FL)

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent. Great looks, finish (I have the matching gray handelbar). Love the hinges.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great stem. Go out and get one. I was going to do the all carbon treatment, but with me being a big strong guy, I didn't want to have any issues on the trail, so when these went on sale, I couldn't refuse.

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Favorite Trail:   Songnam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bike Outfiters

Similar Products Used:   Richey, Kona

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Central Florida

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2004

Strengths:    This is a very strong stem. Very stiff, with no flex. Hinged face plate is the best system I have ever used.

Weaknesses:    Steer claim is 57mm tall. Check your steer tube length to make sure it will work before you buy this stem.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very reliable stem. I wish more stems used the same hinged face plate. Very easy to adjust, or change bars, and provides a very secure grip on the bar.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Kore

Bike Setup:   Trek zx7000, XTR v-brakes, XT drivetrain, Sid fork, Easton EC70 bars, EC70 seat post.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Grande Cache, AB

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2004

Strengths:    Price
Strength


Weaknesses:    Weight
Very tall steerer clamp


Bottom Line:   
Good stem, stiff, well finished. The hinged clamp is cool, makes centering the bar a little easier (but how often are we changing bars?). The steerer tube clamp is much taller than any other stem, so beware if you're using a pre-cut fork, it may be too short. It's a little heavy, looks overbuilt, so don't put it on your 20 lb. hardtail.

Great price at Price Point - $19.98.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Titec, Bontrager, Syntace, Kore

Bike Setup:   2003 Ventana Pantera

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joehat a Weekend Warrior from Home of the White Stripes and The Pistons

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2004

Strengths:    Looks great on my bike, Strength, Easton Reputation, fit-n-finish

Weaknesses:    Awful sticker. For the retail price, they could have at least used a silk screen logo. C'mon Easton! Oh yeah, it's a little heavy, but I'm not a gram counter.

Bottom Line:   
This stem rocks! It's not as light as my old Azonic Stem, but the clamping system is nice! I'm putting it through it's paces and it seems pretty bombproof.

If you want a rigid stem from a respected manufacturer, look into this one; I'd bet that it'll give some of the more esoteric brands a run for the $. The single bolt/hinge setup works really well. If you're a weekend warrior like me who likes higher-end stuff, but would rather not spend a hundred bucks on a stem, buy this one.

5 Flaming Phalluses in both ratings, since MTBR doesn't hit 10

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Favorite Trail:   The one that doesn't run through my office

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10000.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Azonic ORC, Trek OEM on my Old 8000, the stem on that Huffy BMX bike that I got when I was 10

Bike Setup:   Jamis Diablo, Brahma Bars (old skool, but if you like bar ends, this bar is the sh$%!), LX Fr Der, XT Rear, EA50 Post...blah blah blah...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jw a Cross Country Rider from kentucky

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2004

Strengths:    amazingly stiff, love the double hinge, has virtually 0 flex-very rigid, very sleek looking ,this stem was worth every penny i love u easton

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
wowwwwwwwww

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   BONTRAGER RACE LITE, THOMSON, RACEFACE

Bike Setup:   TREK LIQUID 55

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Detroit, MI

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2004

Strengths:    It's strength

Weaknesses:    It is large and heavy

Bottom Line:   
I got a deal on this stem and was skeptical about its welded nature and the one bolt face plate design. After installing and using it I love it. It does not flex one bit, grips the bar very well, and looks good. I thought I should save up and get the Thomson stem but this one is better and Price Point was clearing them out. I could have bought 3 EA70s for the price of the Thomson they are very nice. The only down side is it does weight more than the stock one (Bontrager Race) but you have to really be counting the grams for it to bother you and does not flex nearly as much.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Price point

Similar Products Used:   Thompson


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andthereyouare a Cross Country Rider from Bear, DE

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff, no creaks and holds the bars in place.

Weaknesses:    It ain't titanuim, HA!!!

Bottom Line:   
This stem is awesome!!! There are no creaks and it's bomb proof. Very stiff stem, which is why I got it. Almost got the Magnesium stem but read the nightmares from people that have it. So I opted for this one and am really pleased with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Fairhill, MD

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Control Tech, specialized

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Race built for serious trail pounding.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Maine

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2004

Strengths:    Easton quality, built strong, hinged faceplate

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side

Bottom Line:   
This stem is a work of industrial art. It just looks good. Granted it is not the lightest stem on the market, but it isn't flimsy either. The wide, hinged, single bolt, faceplate is great for use with carbon bars.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Kore, Titec, Bontrager, Control Tech

Bike Setup:   Klein Palomino, Duke SL, XT drivetrain, Avid brakes, levers & cables, Oury grips, LP Composites HB, Thomson seatpost, Hadley hubs laced to velocity rims with Specialized tires converted to tubeless with Stan's Notubes, Speedplay frogs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2003

Strengths:    Strength, excellent bar clamp mechanism, long/tall steer-tube clamping section makes for a strong interface, grey color version matches Fox forks real well.

Weaknesses:    Beefy and a little heavy. Not an ultralight part. Tall steertube clamp might exclude it from use on big bikes...not enough steer tube to clamp.

Bottom Line:   
This is a bionic, stable and safe stem that looks good.

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Favorite Trail:   the one to the coffee shop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Ti, Ringle Zooka, Roox Danny's, Avid SAAGO

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur, Fox Talas RLC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Hiatt a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis, MN. USA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

Strengths:    Strength!! On sale it's an excellent bargain. Ease of installation.

Weaknesses:    NONE! (okay if it's not on sale it's a bit pricey).

Bottom Line:   
You know the Bulldog hood ornament they put on a Mack truck? That's what this thing reminds me of. It's got durability written all over it. This one will last!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Long and winding road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   2003 Trek 4100 with LX, XT upgrade, Easton EA70 bars and stem. Bontrager Mustang rims and Panaracer Fire XC tires.

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