Profile Racing Boa Stem Stem

3.1/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


Product Description

Profile Boa Stem


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aaron a Downhiller from aberdeen

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    LOOKS, STRENGTH, WITHSTANDS 360 FLIP TO FACEPLANTS, DOES NOT COME SLACK.

Weaknesses:    NONE SO FAR

Bottom Line:   
GOOD CHEAP STEM. STRONG AND ANYONE WHO RECKONS IT COMES SLACK SHOULD EITHER TIGHTEN IT RIGHT OR DEGREASE THE INSIDE OF THERE STEERER TUBE. HOLDS UP TO CRASHES O.K

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   a shop

Similar Products Used:   GT F-ING LONG THING.

Bike Setup:   GT ZASKAR, HALSON INVERTED FORKS, RITCHEY RIMS, DEORE LX, X-LITE BITS.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Buddy a Cross Country Rider from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2001

Strengths:    Nothing

Weaknesses:    Paint Scratches easly,(do'nt really care but hey its not great)Ugly, Doesn't stay tight, Breaks

Bottom Line:   
I got this stem for my birthday and it creaks I don't know if it was the stem/handlebar or just the handlebar or just the stem but i tightened it and the screw pulled out all the threads and i wasn't torquing it i had a mini tool.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Nothin this bad


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rommel Upshur a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland Heights, OH

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2000

Strengths:    Looks Good. Stiff enough for me.Feels sturdy. Hasn't loosened. What more can I ask for, it holds my handlebar tight and high.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Simple,no gimick stem. It has worked for me for over a year. I'm 6'2" and needed a higher handle bar height. It does the job without fanfare. A more colorful stem would have been nice, but for 10.00 from performance bike, I can handle the color just fine.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   unnamed oem stem

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M-80

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Bacoes a Weekend Warrior from Indy

Date Reviewed: October 6, 1999

Strengths:    
looks good
Profile name


Weaknesses:    
doesn't work


Bottom Line:   
The stupid thing won't stay tight. I rode it for about half a mile after first putting it on, then realized that it was loose. Tightened it up, rode down a flight of stairs and it was loose again. It will be returned soon.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Kirk Darling a Weekend Warrior from Omaha, NE

Date Reviewed: March 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Price
Availability


Weaknesses:    
Weight


Bottom Line:   
Works well. Slightly heavier than more expensive stems. Came in the now-outdated 1-1/4 Evolution size I needed. The edges of the bolt housing are sharp and will slice a quad if you're unlucky. I took a metal file to it and filed all the edges smooth in about an hour.

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Favorite Trail:   
Wabash Trace

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Avenir
Fisher
Trek


Bike Setup:   
Fisher KaiTai hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a cross-country rider from St.Paul

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I looked at the BOA but went with the Profile Stiffy instead. Both are a great value. The stiffy was about $25.00 more than the BOA. It is indeed stiff, the quality ranks with that of the ELITE in my opinion and costs a fraction of the price. Plus how many companies will replace their stems for $10 bucks if U break them?? Tomac is also using profile on his new prototype rides.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Johan Berglund a weekend warrior from Sweden

Date Reviewed: May 24, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought this stem because I wanted to increase the height of my handlebar, so I got a 120mm/40 degree-one. This stem has worked absolutely perfect, I've had no problems at all with it, and I haven't noticed any conisiderable amount of flex either. This is good stem which comes in a lot of sizes and angles, it's lightweight, looks good and it's cheap. I give it five chilis for being priceworthy.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Derek Brewster a cross-country rider from England

Date Reviewed: January 3, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I bought the Boa 'cos it was cheap. The first ride I had major problems with the stem coming loose in the steerer, so I removed some of the grease and reinstalled. Absolutely no problems after that. Good, solid, cheap stem.
I used it for 6 months then upgraded.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Justin Hoppmann a cross-country rider from Gainesville, Fl

Date Reviewed: December 7, 1996

Bottom Line:   


I bought this stem when I upgraded to suspension in Jan. 96
In July in sloppy conditions at the Florida Sunshine State Games,
1/4 miles into the race the handelbar bolts stripped out almost completely costing me the race.
I finished fifth but I know without the problem with the stem could have easily won.
The next day I took my bike into a local shop, and low and behold
Profile has a lifetime warranty. I was given a new stem and have no problems since.
Too bad I lost $20 for the entry fee

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jon a weekend warrior from Haleiwa, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: May 24, 1996

Bottom Line:   


I purchased the Profile Boa ATB stem for $19.95 from a popular bicycling catalog.
I should have known that something so cheap would be just plain junk. I tried to
secure the stem into a 1 threaded type steerer tube on a Rock Shox Q21R and the
stem just wouldn't hold. No matter how tight I tried to make it, it went out of
alignment with the fork and wheel with just a little knee tap on the tire. I liked
the look of this aluminum stem, but that's all that's going for it. Needless to
say, I sent the thing back and went to a local bike shop for a steel Avenir stem
that worked wonderfully.
I wish there were a no-star rating because this stem would get it.

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