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Titec Fast AL Stem

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 160 grams MSRP : $85.95

Product Description

The svelte and sleek single bolt steerer clamp and dual-bolt Kick-Back cut-out bar clamp provide viciously secure connections on both ends, welded to the lightest, narrowest extension we could design without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
  • Material: 7075-T6 DB Heat Treated Aluminum
  • Construction: TIG-welded

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by iloper a Cross Country Rider from Lisboa, Portugal

    Date Reviewed: October 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Reliable, good looking, stiff.

    Weaknesses:    weight: 190g is not a light stem

    Bottom Line:   
    A great stem for the XC people. very reliable. good value. it would be nice to not have 80g, but not too bad...

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    Favorite Trail:   Sintra, Guarda

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $2.00

    Purchased At:   Auction

    Similar Products Used:   ITM

    Bike Setup:   Manitou Black, XT, LX, Ritchey, IRC, Michelin, BOntrager

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rain from oregon

    Date Reviewed: February 26, 2006

    Strengths:    superior torsional stiffness, wide bar-clamp, came with a bike. This stem is neutral enough to evaluate handlebars.

    Weaknesses:    an ounce or two and a few mm extra steer tube hieght which are actually hidden strength when facing a 4 footer.

    Bottom Line:   
    Stiffness and quiet, secure clamps are a stems purpose. This is the stiffest xc stem for the price I've tried.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   easton, ritchey, race face diabolous

    Bike Setup:   I've tried this stem on three bikes. It improved the handling in all cases.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood, CO

    Date Reviewed: November 21, 2005

    Strengths:    Holds handlebars, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    Definitely heavier than advertized. Single bolt clamp looks ill... it will have to earn my trust.

    Bottom Line:   
    I actually read the review below before I bought it on Ebay. Thought big deal.... weighs a little more than advertised. I know I shouldn't expect much for 6 bucks, but it really feels heavy. I bought it to replace a Ritchey Comp, thinking the comp is nothing but a low end stick of aluminum, but the Ritchey is considerably lighter. I thought the Fast Al would be a real light weight cross country stem. Oh well. I also bought it because I wanted it to match my seatpost. So that's what I get. So my advice is: buy it if you find it for $6 on Ebay and want to match your Titec seatpost.

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    Favorite Trail:   Elk Meadows

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $6.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Lots

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XLT custom built by me

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Johnny Coolwood a Racer from Centeral NJ

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong and stiff enough

    Weaknesses:    Weight heavier than claimed and steel bolts rusted after the first wet ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    The stem is listed at 160 grams. It weighed 192g for the 100mm. Would not have noticed it, but I swaped it for a lower rise stem. Plenty good enough, but I would have been unhappy to spend the money on this with it being a bit heavier than claimed. Steel bolts rusted inside the head after the first ride.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Bike Setup:   Giant XTC 1 XTR CrossMax

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