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Ritchey Complite - Threadless Stem

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.00

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Fortify your mountain bike at an affordable price with this 6-degree rise aluminum stem -- fits bikes with 1 1/8" threadless steerer tubes. Removable front cap allows easy bar and stem changes; stem can be flipped for a change in rise. Three axis cold net forged alloy construction for optimal strength. Recessed stem bolts keep your knees safe. Choose from 105mm, 120mm and 135mm lengths.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Clifford Louie a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, Wa., USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff as any XC stem can be. Clamps bars and steerer tube with confidence. Appearance is generic but the beadblast finish is unique and the Ritchey name spells quality.

Weaknesses:    Generic appearance won't generate love or passion for the stem.

Bottom Line:   
Good functional stem and an excellent value when you buy it on sale. $19 is the average sales price online, but I've seen it advertised for as low as $9.

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Favorite Trail:   Tolt-McDonald

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Excelsports

Similar Products Used:   Kore Aheadlite, Easton EA60

Bike Setup:   2000 Intense Tracer with complete XTR package and v-brakes. Mavic ceramic rims, Marzocchi Z3 Flylight 100

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Conrad a Weekend Warrior from Sunny Yorkshire in England village

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2002

Strengths:    Does the job
Looks as good as any other stem

Weaknesses:    nowt

Bottom Line:   
This thing costs fifteen quid!
It has a nice titanium look to it and double clamps so you can invert it without any faffing.
I also have a fifteen quid ritchey seatpin which is the naffest thing on my bike ... would buy easton ea50 next time.
I really think that anyone needing a stem would find it difficult to justify spending more than this... it has a really good finish. Weighs no more than 30g more than a hundred squid stem, and matches my Ti frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Downhill into Keswick

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Merlin Cycles

Similar Products Used:   you are kidding?

Bike Setup:   Rocklobster team Ti from Merlin Cycles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian C a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    Looks, price, weight

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Erm, mine was perfectly finish, didn't even have to file edges (did on the control tech), cost 15 quid, weighs 175g (less than the control tech or syncros) and holds the bars firmly without flexing or breaking. Removable face allows riser bars too. Do you need owt else from a stem?

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Favorite Trail:   North York Moors (home)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Harry Middleton cycles

Similar Products Used:   Syncros, Club roost, Control tech

Bike Setup:   to ride all day

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom Libric a Cross Country Rider from Frisco CO USA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2002

Strengths:    Looks pretty cool, reasonably light, cheap

Weaknesses:    LOW quality- extremely poor steerer bolt and stem cap alignment- unusable.

Bottom Line:   
This stem proved itself unusable right after taking it out of the bag. Problems: the stem cap bolts were not centered on the face of the stem, so the cap mounted off-center. That's minor, compared to the real problem: the steerer clamp bolts were drilled too far in toward the steer tube bore. Putting the stem on my brand new Marzocchi resulted in some very deep scratches on the steerer from the bolts. Luckily I saw the scratches before putting the stem all the way down...but I won't buy the lower-cost Ritchey parts again. This thing was crap.

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Favorite Trail:   like I'd tell

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Excel Sports, Boulder CO

Similar Products Used:   Titec Big-AL, Control Tech, Ritchey Force quill stem

Bike Setup:   Ibis SilkTi

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