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Kore B1B Stem

5/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 310 grams


Product Description

  • Downhill & slalom specific stem
  • Machined 6061 alloy
  • Four bolt removable front clamp
  • Knee saver rear clamp


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sam Rahder a Downhiller from Madison, WI USA

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2004

    Strengths:    Is an extremely strong stem that is also very short which makes it easy to pop a wheelie.

    Weaknesses:    It's heavy, but that doesn't really matter if you want a extra-strong short stem. Only if your going cross country and you want to keep your bike under a certain wheight.

    Bottom Line:   
    1. If your looking for a cheap, short, durable stem, this is probably your best option.

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    Favorite Trail:   quarry park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   ebay.com

    Similar Products Used:   Stock warp giant stem.

    Bike Setup:   Frame: giant warp. avid disc brake in front, v-brake in back; intermediate freeride steup.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by chucky a Weekend Warrior from CA

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2004

    Strengths:    Burly! Looks great!

    Weaknesses:    So cool everyone want's it now!

    Bottom Line:   
    - You're NOT going to break this one!
    - Excellent grip on bar.
    - Super burly look!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   online sale

    Similar Products Used:   salsa, titec, other kore


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from texas, usa

    Date Reviewed: July 25, 2002

    Strengths:    this stem looks to be super strong, has a VERY solid feel to it, and has a badass black color. plus, it has a flip flop design that will either raise or lower the bars, which is nice. the part that wraps around the steerer tube is also very thick, but short. have not done any 10 foot drops yet, and I don't think I will, even if the stem looks like it could take a lot of hits. oh, it's very wide too, and grips a large area of the handle bar

    Weaknesses:    the only problem is that the part that wraps around the steerer is thick , but maybe a little bit too short. I don't feel like it is grabbing enough of the steerer, but who cares, the chances of it breaking off are slim, if nonexistent.

    Bottom Line:   
    this stem is solid, and will never break off unless you put a gouge in it first. looks cool, feels cool (makes it much easier to raise the front wheel) saves your ass when going downhill, it's is nice. get it, it's cheap and strong (weight is not an issue here if you are looking at a DH stem)

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   universal cycles

    Similar Products Used:   kore lite 3 (excellent xc stem), syncros crap with the funny little proprietary top cap

    Bike Setup:   year 2000 i-drive xcr 3000, crossrocs, pythons, z.1 freeride, xtr brakes, flak jackets, avid ti levers, and some other stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jason a Cross Country Rider from Duncanville, TX

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Beefy, Compact, Reversible

    Weaknesses:    weight,but if you are looking at this stem you proabably don't care

    Not available until Kore gets back


    Bottom Line:   
    I think I like it. It's tough and won't break or slip.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Similar Products Used:   Kore forged, Kore Elite, Specialized Ti

    Bike Setup:   Huckster Hardtail, Profile cranks, beefy wheels, beefy custom steel frame

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rob a Downhiller from London

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Very strong
    No flex - a stiff little stem!
    Nice look and graphics
    Great flip-flop design
    Kneesaver rear clamp
    4 bolt front clamp


    Weaknesses:    Naff finish
    Bolts rust after a while


    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great, tough little stem that was surprisingly cheap for a Kore product. It's made in Taiwan and is forged, which explains the cheaper price.

    I've already got a kore B-52 stem that was a little too long for my new bike, so I got the last B1B in the UK, you can't really get these stems outside the US so I guess I was lucky. I got a 55mm model in silver.

    Overall, it's been flawless. It's superstiff, seems to have taken lots of jumping abuse and is easy to fit. It uses a great +/- 6 degree flip-flop design, ideal for my long travel 5" forks and 24" wheels. I flipped it upside down, and it's dropped the bars about 1.5"

    The only downsides is that the finish looks a bit cheap, and the cromoly bolts go rusty after a few rides..but I'd rather have cromoly bolts than weaker stainless steel ones so that's OK.

    Great stem for DH and jumpers, if you can find one!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Yellow Jersey, London

    Similar Products Used:   loads of DH and XC stems

    Bike Setup:   Identiti Jekyll, Z-1 drop-offs, 24" wheels, DEore Hydraulics

    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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    Kore B1B 50mm stem?

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