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Kore Forged Stem

4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 233 grams

Product Description

  • 3 bolt removable front clamp
  • Patented KneeSaver rear clamp design
  • 6061 forged tubing

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tommi Bass a Cross Country Rider from U.K

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 2003

    Strengths:    It looks the nads...cheap and very well made.

    Weaknesses:    Not at this price mate!

    Bottom Line:   
    Its a shame one geezer had a wack bolt thigymaflip problem, mine is very well made indeed, the bolts hold up fine. This is a quite strong stem, it can handle the odd jump here and there toooo....which is nice! The finish is super dope as well, bring it on for the KORE! I've given mine a bit of a spanking when i jump on the steed...and why not! 8 Flamin steamin turds guys!

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    Favorite Trail:   MY deaders gafff

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Merlincycles.co.uk

    Similar Products Used:   fakin loads mate

    Bike Setup:   monster..monster!

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mister T from Seattle

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Awesome construction and design.

    Weaknesses:    BOLTS ARE CRAP. Replace when you buy the stem. I rounded 2 with first installation. Buy new bolts before you install this stem

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome stem. Bought for $15 and should buy more to give as christmas presents.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hank Jien a Cross Country Rider from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

    Strengths:    -good looking
    -excellent anodized finish

    Weaknesses:    quality control??

    Bottom Line:   
    I have heard good news about Kore but it was really disappointing when I opened my race bike box. While I was installing the stem, the top left handlebar clamping bolt could not go in any further after 66 PERCENT of the bolt was in. I had to tighten it as hard as I could but it's still half mm off aligned with the other bolt, so I'm quite nervous that it will crack some day.

    Anyways, other than that, it's a very nice stem. I have even tried small drops and dirt jumping with these after that situation and it did't have a problem. This is the first time I've ever used Kore stuff, so I am pretty pleased with their stuff, other than the bolt problem thingemajig.

    I would still recommend this stem to cross country riders. Probably not suitable for freeriding even if there wasn't the bolt problem.

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    Favorite Trail:   South Surrey Atheletic Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   [(came with bike)Bronco Warrior MT 306

    Similar Products Used:   Traz-X forged riser stems, UNO forged riser stem, IKE stem, EXT Pro, Powerful Tools stem

    Bike Setup:   Bronco Warrior MT 306 (www.broncobike.com), Sram X.9 drivetrain, Novatec Cartridge hubs lacced onto WTB Speed Master rims, Rock Shox SID Race, Truvativ Firex SL ISIS Drive, Tektro MT 11 black anodized brake, WTB Rocket V w/Cro-Mo rails, Kore Race seatpost, WTB Momentum Comp headset

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2002

    Strengths:    Well finished

    Weaknesses:    Alloy seems soft
    Bolts are small

    Bottom Line:   
    Three bolt bar clamp is hype; I've never had a problem with a properly designed two bolt clamp. The rear clamp bolts on this stem are small, compared to those of the Bontrager Race it replaced. The alloy seems to be softer than that of other stems, as well. Only time will tell if these concerns are valid.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race, Control Tech, Titec Big Al

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by trailgoat a Cross Country Rider from new england

    Date Reviewed: March 31, 2002

    Strengths:    -relatively light
    -excellent stiffness
    -good clamping force (zero slippage)
    -low price

    Weaknesses:    -none that I've found

    Bottom Line:   
    I run this stem with RaceFace LowRiser bars. This combination provides all the strength I need for xc riding, and then some. Low price-Lots of strength-Nice appearance-What else do you need? Nice stem.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Bike Setup:   xc-race/trail hardtail (120mm, zero degree stem)

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