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FSA FR-230 Stem

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

-3-D forged then CNC machined from AL6061-T6
-4-bolt cold-forged front clamp
-Chromoly hardware
-Oversize box section shape to complement RAD-style frame tubes
-Sizes: ± 8° x L60, 75, 90, 105mm
-Ø31.8mm handlebar clamp only
-40mm fork clamp stack height
-230 grams (L90mm)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong and not too heavy. Holds the fatty bars. No slipping of the bars. Short and beefy.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great stem for FR/DH. FSA makes kickass stuff so you know the reliability is there. Highly recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Snow, Vermont

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came stock on first bike (focus exist)

Bike Setup:   Frame- 2005 Trek Session77
Fork- 2003 Marzocchi Shiver DC
Wheels- Bombshell Crusher with magnum hubs
Crankset- FSA Maximus
Rear Shock- Manitou Swinger 4-way
Brakes- Magura Julie hydraulic disc
Chainguide- e.thirteen DRS with the FSA bashgaurd

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shaker666 a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight in the shorter variants (75mm in my case), very strong, nicely contoured and aesthetically pleasing look. 4-bolt clamp, of course, which was the primary reason for me to upgrade.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
For me, this stem solves the problem of excessively outstretched controls on an XC biased bike that's being used for relatively serious downhill riding. I upgraded to a 31.8mm riser bar at the same time. I have long legs and a short torso at 5'10", 175 lbs. The riding position is vastly improved with the shorter 75mm long stem angled up at 8*. Stock stem was only 2-bolt, 90mm long, and 15* up. For the type of riding I'm seeing, I needed a beefier stem that won't come loose. This upgrade is about the same weight with 5 times the strength, it seems. Very solid piece and good lookin to boot.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $41.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Sport 25.4mm bar, 90mm long, 15* angle up

Bike Setup:   '03 Fisher Sugar 4+, Avid BB7 mechanicals up front, 203mm (8") front rotor, Mavic F219 Disc front wheel w/Deore XT hub, Maxxis High Roller 2.5" front tire w/downhill tubes, Thomson Elite seatpost, FSA FR230 stem, Truvativ XR riser bar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BUTT HEAD a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2005

Strengths:    Looks good! leight weight, strong, nice rise...

Weaknesses:    The bolt holes that go into the stem from the face plate are open....it would be nice for to be a cap that covers the wholes...

Bottom Line:   
Bought this at pricepoint.com and it is extremely cheap! at $13.00 you cant beat this thing! It looks good, is strong it is a great stem for those technical/Freeriders who like sculpted and leightweight parts....

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   stems?...

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse FR bike

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