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FSA Gap Stem

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $17.99

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Product Description

  • Forged and CNC’d from AL6061/T6
  • 4-bolt forged front clamp
  • CroMo hardware
  • Clamp: 31.8mm
  • Stack: 40mm

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by longlongpelaman a Weekend Warrior from Twin Falls, ID, United States

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, strong, functional.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Stripped threads? Really? Common lets face it most of us are not "hucking" it that big. The thing is there are a shortage of short stems out there. Someone was thinking of me when they made this stem. I ride an all mountain bike and free ride it a little. That is what it was made for, not a downhill bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in the mountains

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Epic Ride Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Specialized pitch

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by OSM a Racer from mountain view, Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2010

Strengths:    This stem is cheap and easy to get a hold off almost anywhere. It is lighter than some that are more pricey.

Weaknesses:    Nothing special to look at. threads stripped from inside of stem at steer tube clamp.

Bottom Line:   
I got this stem twice. The 1st time I needed a stem fast. It worked, so I ran it for a year untill the threads stripped out from inside the bolt hole.(maybe I over tightened just a bit) I needed another stem so I could go ride. The same product was available for $20 so I got it. well, 7 months later I stripped the top threads on the clamp again. (time for a Sunline V-one 65mm) I did take this stem off 6' drops, 20' doubles a few DH HT races, lots of crashes. lots of climbing hours. some more climbing. At least 700 hours of use between the 2 stems. The bars never slipped and the stem never failed under use. the forks did twist out of alignment w/ the bars one time during a DH race crash. Strong enough for AM use. a little heavy for XC. strong for some free ride, but not hucking a big bike off cliffs.

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Favorite Trail:   cut off

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   i dunno cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Race face, Dk, Bontrager,

Bike Setup:   HT/AM

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