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Syntace Megaforce Stem

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)


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Syntace Megaforce


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wes a Weekend Warrior from Towson, MD

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2005

Strengths:    Reasonably light, looks good, works

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
The thing works. Actually I bought it because the stock Bontrager stem was a short 25 degree rise stem. Come on, 25 degrees of rise on a bike with conservative geometry had me riding way too upright. This stem has filles the bill. Looks nice too as a bonus. Seems pretty solid, but I don't jump, so it really isn't stressed too much.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   stock Bontrager 25 degree rise stem

Bike Setup:   Trek 4300 stock, with SPD pedals, Syntace stem, Cane Creek wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Markus a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2003

Strengths:    Solid, well machined, no problems at all. FlipFlop design.

Weaknesses:    Not too lightwheight (190 grams @ 120 mm).

Bottom Line:   
If you are not a wheight watcher, this is your stem. Particularly screws are solid (big diameter) so a torque tool is nor necessarily required IMHO.

(The Tune and Syntace's F99 seem to be much more sensitive with regard to overtorque.)

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Syncros Cattlehead, Tune Geiles Teil, Syntace F99.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas KLAUSER a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2001

Strengths:    Design, stiffness, strenght.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The best stem available. Strong and stiff, endurable. The Ritchey is lighter, but flexy. The Easton is o.k. except the taped on decals. Beware of the others: the Syncros is a pain in the neck to install, the race face tends to speak with you, the Kore does not fit evenly.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   radsport rabe

Similar Products Used:   Easton, Syncros, Race Face, Kore, Ritchey

Bike Setup:   Trek 9900 OCVL '98, Shimano XTR, Mavic Ceramic, Tune Hubs, Moots Post, Ritchey ZED

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Gill a Weekend Warrior from Whittier

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Strengths:    Cool open face design. can be used + or- 6 degrees. 3d cold forged for kick ass strength. comes in black or silver with opposite color faceplate. Break from the norm.

Weaknesses:    they didn't get me a sticker with the purchase of the stem.

Bottom Line:   
my bottom line is I hate riding the same stuff that every other donkey rides. If I can find a stem that is super tough, stiff, looks good,doesn't break me and I don't see 36 times every ride, I'll buy it. Alright, alright, alright.

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Favorite Trail:   Turnbull Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   TCB

Similar Products Used:   ritchey, ibis

Bike Setup:   setup might be a stretch, more like beat up with a nice stem

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Edwin a Cross-Country Rider from Amsterdam

Date Reviewed: September 8, 1999

Strengths:    
see previous review


Weaknesses:    
see previous review


Bottom Line:   
I don't know what went wrong with my previous review on this page,but vijf vijgen means 5 star.So to help boost the average rating,here's another posted review.

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Favorite Trail:   
hasn't changed

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
see previous review


Bike Setup:   
haven't sold it yet,the Trek is still mine

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Edwin a Cross-Country Rider from Amsterdam

Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

Strengths:    
stiff,fit,reversible ,weight,looks good,price


Weaknesses:    
just three sizes available


Bottom Line:   
It's lines are very smooth(matches my frame very well).No sharp edges.Very well made.The double logos on the side and the rise(6 degree on a 120mm)makes it very versatile.Just pop off the front plate,reverse the stem and you get a 1 inch rise or drop.Even on the trail (in case of long downhills or climbs)worth the 50 secs it takes.Just mind the torque specs.The manual even instructs to forward it to the next owner in case you sell the stem.
How about this german grundlichkeit,eeh?
The 120 mm weighs 180 grams and that's without compromising stiffness.
All of that at about half the price of Syncros or Ringle makes it a great stem.
So i give it Vijf vijgen.

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Favorite Trail:   
Roque los Muchachos

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Syncros,Specialized,Ringle


Bike Setup:   
Trek OCLV carbon,SID-XC
63mm,USE-SX seatpost,
Crossmax,King,Geax

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