Specialized Ti Stem Stem

3.44/5 (25 Reviews)


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Specialized ti Stem


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by max zinsman a Cross Country Rider from cupertino,ca

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Strengths:    in hindsight,none. prior to break, I would have considered being ti and Specialized a strength.

Weaknesses:    catastrophic failure after 2 rides, sending my friend into the dirt, small rise in the trail and little air, upon landing, CRACK! missed the sharp,jagged edge, but not the ground.

Bottom Line:   
Specialized should get these off the market and issue warnings!

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Favorite Trail:   ECdM

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey

Bike Setup:   P-20, SID SL, Ritchey wheels,SRAM,FSA cranks,now TOPO stem,Thomson post

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by beaux deuk from hazzard

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2001

Strengths:    keeps handlebars attached to forks during shipment to bike shop,

Weaknesses:    sudden catastrophic failure, need i say more?

Bottom Line:   
unpredictable- what f***stones are to the explorer,these stems are to specialized bikes

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   r-face, tioga quill, answer

Bike Setup:   m2 stmpjmpr

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Pascal NEPPER a Weekend Warrior from Luxembourg (Europe)

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2000

Strengths:    Removable front clamp
no protruding clamp
lightweight


Weaknesses:    IT BREAKS !!!

Bottom Line:   
I used this stem for 2 years, and just broke today while pulling on the handlebar to do a bunny hop (hopefully at slow speed). Minutes before, I was dropping off a 5 feet wall and hopping on the front wheel on this obstacle !
It broke near the clamp, like all others in this review.

5 stars if it didn't break.

BE CAREFULL WITH THIS STEM !

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Favorite Trail:   Street trials

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycles Outfitters

Bike Setup:   Trials and Street bike

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Looks cool, it just plain works!


Weaknesses:    
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I took to the moronic guys at my LBS and they never fixed it, so I took it to a Giant dealer(hahaha) and they told me that one bolt was too tight and the other one was too loose. I fixed it myself in two seconds. Man, some Specialized retailers are REALLY stupid...


Bottom Line:   
Pretty cool thing, no problems, it works.

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Favorite Trail:   
s;akgh

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
'99 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS w/Manitou Spyder, all stock

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by TK a Weekend Warrior from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Date Reviewed: July 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   
A very good stem, holds tight to the steerer and bar. Bolts thread just fine, its light, laser etched logo on mine. No flex either. 5 flamers for this part.............

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Cadel a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: June 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap
cool
strong


Weaknesses:    
Dull Colors


Bottom Line:   
Very strong stem but dull colors!!!
4 juicy seedless chilis!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a cross-country rider from Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I picked one of these up from Supergo a year ago and have put over 4000 miles on it. It has performed perfectly. I have no time for unreliable gear on my bikes and this stem has been lived up to my expectations. 5 stars

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by butch a cross-country rider from vermont

Date Reviewed: January 11, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I picked up one of these stems (110x17 degrees) at a LBS this summer. I paid 16 bucks for it and it looks and rides really well. I got the cold forged version and I love it. Sure beats paying big bucks for the fancy name ones. 5 red hot chilies for this puppy.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by The One a weekend warrior from san diego

Date Reviewed: January 3, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Specialized M2 StemThese things were really hard to come by but I managed to get one for $25 (supergo). It's been great. As far as I know it's the lightest stem I've seen yet. Only 257 grams for 0 degree, 120mm. It' stiff and I think comes with the same 5 year warranty that the M2 frames come with not to mention a sweetblack ano color.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by 2 a cross-country rider from SF,CA

Date Reviewed: November 14, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This review is for the 98' Specialized A1 Forged Stem. Weighing in at 178.89 grams for the 135mm x 6 degree, with removable face clamp model, it gets a 5 from me. It also has a laser etched logo on the face clamp and a decaled S logo on the top and bottom of the stem (reversible). One of the lightest stems out in the market for a great price.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Martin Visser from racer

Date Reviewed: September 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Broke mine in the warm up of a crit.(1 inch version)
The day before I decended > 50 mph on it!
Dont take the risc guys, replace it.
Cracked along the clampseams; I think it is casted wich might explain the the crack.
Think I send it back to specialized, but what to do with the 3 others I have?

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Paul from cross-country rider

Date Reviewed: March 30, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I had this stem on my 97 Stumpjumper and while it was good for about 8 months it finally caved in this weekend. The bolts became bent and the threads stripped. This was all caused due to my size. At 6'2 and 215 lbs. I'm larger than most other riders I see. I'm just glad I found the problem before I needed dental work. If you are my size or you ride real hard be careful of this stem it could break on you.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Vandal a weekend warrior from Tucson, Arizona

Date Reviewed: January 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I got the stem from Supego(too) for $19(reason). The next day I saw a guy in a shop about to buy the same one for $96! I stopped him and sent him to Supergo, and never went back to that shop (Bikes West for those of you in Tucson). Anyway, the next day, I was looking a little closer at the Supergo ad, and noticed that in small print it said as with any high performance component we recommend replacing this stem after one season. Huh? For $19 dollars, I guess I wasn't surprised, but I was a little concerned for my face should it crack on a good bump. It has been a pretty good stem so far, with the exception of a good amount of creaking noise where it fits around the steerer tube. Tightening it helps, but it never goes away! I'm shopping for a new stem now, before it costs me a little blood and a few teeth!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by J Cushman a cross-country rider from CT

Date Reviewed: December 10, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I shouldn't have been a heebe! Tried to get a lightweight stem for $20. What was I thinking???!!! This thing cracked at the seam and now I'm Looking at $2000 worth of dental work!!! Total investment $2020. Thanks for the mushroom cap!!!! Moral of the story: The cheap man always pays the most in the end....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a cross-country rider from Tucson, AZ

Date Reviewed: November 9, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Bought the super discount Ti version mail order. Is a great stem for the $$. Works well, no complaints about performance. Fit and finish might be a bit higher though. Great deal!!!

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