Extralite UltraStem UL2 Stem

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 92 grams

Product Description

Now it's lighter and even more resistant to abuses. Our new military standard alloy treatments doubles fatigue strenght. Design and dimensional improvements are everywhere, mass and stress concentrations have been farther reduced. Equipped with special GRD5 Titanium bolts. New multiaxial machining allows material shaveing. Even front clamp has been totally redesigned and heat treated to minimize uncorrect bolt tightening consequences.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by marco righetti a Cross Country Rider from bellshill scotland UK

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006

Strengths:    lightweight

Weaknesses:    to bolt heads round off

Bottom Line:   
i found that if i torqued the front face plate ti bolts to the manufacturers recommended nm's the bars would rotate so i torqued them more little by little after every ride until the bars stopped moving (i simply dont want to ride my bike with rotating bars....sorry but no way)
when i tried to dismantle the bike to place into the bike box for going away on vacation the ti bolts wouldnt budge even although i coated the ti bolts with copper grease and i eventually rounded off the bolts rendering them useless...so the only way i could get the stem off was to smash it with a hammer!!, trust me this ergal metal is strong stuff as it took several blows to smash the face plates whilst only denting the stem body!!!!
i definately prefare larger diameter bolts than these small ones.

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Favorite Trail:   red route glentress

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   extralite direct

Similar Products Used:   ritchey wcs,pace deus in shiney silver,thomson

Bike Setup:   trek top fuel

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Racer from new york

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2006

Strengths:    looks amazing, very light and strong, ti bolts

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
another supurb part from the guys at extralite...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   light-bikes.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   giant mcm carbon. fox shox. extralite and tune components. sram xo drive train. ztr rims. tune hubs. maxxis flyweight tires. xtr crank

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by R a Weekend Warrior from OH

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006

Strengths:    Weight as advertised

Weaknesses:    Weak clamping to steer tube

Bottom Line:   
I've tightened the puny little bolts as tight as I dare with a long allen wrench, but every time I hit the same obstacle on my local trail - a big log pile - the stem twists on the steer tube as I negotiate this stunt, since it requires a bit of a turn on top of the pile. There are warnings all over the stem indicating XC only... I'd suggest in my experience it needs to be pretty mild XC - or maybe my steer tube is just slippery? I'm going to switch as soon as I can get something else - maybe a ritchey WCS.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   light bikes

Similar Products Used:   you name it...

Bike Setup:   Strong fully rigid 29

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Racer from Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2006

Strengths:    Lite weight, quality of materials, Ti bolts, Design and Craftsmanship.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Pictures do not do it justice. The craftsmanship is amazing. The removal of unnecessary material while keeping the stem ultra rigid amazing. I have bottomed out my fork on rough trail and while my body weight is on the bar and stem I feel no flex.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $128.00

Purchased At:   lightbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Easton, Thompson, Alien.

Bike Setup:   2006 F1 Extralite-Posted under 1998 F1 Extralite

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