Zoom Telephonics Adjustable Stem Stem

2.33/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.98


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Product Description

The Zoom Quick Comfort stem is adjustable for comfort. Weight: 429 g Material: 6061-T6 stem Bar Clamp Diameter: 25.4 mm or 22.2mmTECH NOTES:Please noteThat on a 1" headset,The quill portionThat inserts intoThe fork steering column is actually 7/8" (22.2mm). On a 1 1/8" headset,The quill portion is 25.4mm (1").


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Hefner a Weekend Warrior from St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2004

Strengths:    Allowed me to set up my bike at a comfortable riding angle.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have a Jeep for Jeep trails and a bike for bike trails. I don't expect to drive my Jeep on a bike trail nor my bike on a mountain trail. There is a place for all of us. My Jeep is stock and my bike is stock. We all need to ride our appropriate vehicles where it's appropriate and share the natural resources.
This stem is perfect for the type of riding where bikes are appropriate. If you're riding where this stem isn't good enough to protect your life you might want to reconsider where you're riding.
This stem is perfect for people who enjoy bikes for their intended purpose.

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Favorite Trail:   Katy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   St. Louis Bicycle Co.

Similar Products Used:   Stock Schwinn Stem

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Ranger Stock purchased at Target.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2003

Strengths:    The feature of this product is that it is inexpensive and adjustable. I see this product's only purpose is to be a tool for finding your desired stem angle. This is what it does best.

Weaknesses:    This is a temporary device for determining stem angle.
This stem's adjustment angle comes loose frequently.
This stem is heavy.
This stem allows the handlebars to rotate.
This product is unsafe unless you tighten it at least once every other rides (depending on ride intensity).


Bottom Line:   
This is a temporary device for determining stem angle.

It is good for that only. I highly recommend you do not buy this as a permanent solution to your stem situation.
Breaking your neck or busting out a couple teeth is not worth the cost of this stem.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Performance Forte'

Bike Setup:   Trek Y-22 with Marz Z-Fly fork, Cane Creek AD-12, Bontrager Mustang Ceramic Rims, Easton Carbon H-bar

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Frederik from Germany

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Strengths:    Adjustability?

Weaknesses:    Pick any: weight, look, function, ...

Bottom Line:   
This one is really a waste of money!
As most of the other reviewers described, you have to tighten the screws VERY often.
On the bottom there is a piece of aluminum and a screw, wich are needed to lock the stem. The aluminumplate fell into pieces after my third try of tightening the screws on this doomsday machine. I got a replacement part, but I didn´t install that crappy thing.

This must be the worst stem available.

Oh, by the way : It´s very heavy and very very ugly apart from useless.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with the bike


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2001

Strengths:    flexability

Weaknesses:    everything else

Bottom Line:   
I only put flexability as a strong point because I guess it did help me settle on a setup to order as a rigid stem, otherwise there is no redeming quality. It came loose in the middle of every ride over 10 miles no matter how hard I tightened it and even after loc tight. Everytime I thought it was fixed I would start pulling up a tough hill or put weight on it going down an incline and just about wipe out.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mitch from Garden City Mo. USA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Weak. It won't hold the steer tube tight enough. It creaks when I climb and really pull on the bar.

Bottom Line:   
This stem Stinks. Save your money and get a rigid stem. You wont be satisfied with this one

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Assorted Stems

Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Cross Country Rider from Cavendish VT USA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2001

Strengths:    Adjustable, inexpensive


Weaknesses:    Potential for flex at joint.Kinda clunky looking

Bottom Line:   
I read the above reviews before buying and on my first ride the joint loosened. I then reefed down on the screws really
tight and have had no problems in 2 years. They will help you find a good position if you you are experimenting.

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Favorite Trail:   20 Mile Stream

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Older Stumpy, Manitou SX LT, XT, LX

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by brobbo a Weekend Warrior from Mississaga, Ont, Can

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2000

Strengths:    Its adjustable

Weaknesses:    creeks like a Mo-Fo, screws go loose

Bottom Line:   
It came with the bike. It soon will be repalced with a solid stem with a rise similer to the seting that it is at now. The best use for this stem is using it to dial in your bike then puting in a solid stem.

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Favorite Trail:   where few men have gone!!!!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none 1st MTB


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gord Chadwick a Weekend Warrior from Maple Ridge

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2000

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Its clunky, making it scary after landing a jump. Constantly had to check srews to make sure not loose.

Bottom Line:   
It came on my new bike. It scared me from the start so I switched to a solid Axiom stem.

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Favorite Trail:   Bald Beaver home made

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Chill

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Darrin Sharp a weekend warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 17, 1999

Bottom Line:   

I got this stem because I had recently switched to an Aheadset-type headset and was lamenting the loss of adjustability. This stem allows adjustment of the rise, from maybe -25 to +25 degrees. The adjustment part works ok, but you pay a price - the stem is heavy, somewhat klunky looking, flexy, and creaks likes Grandma's rocker. I think all these problems are inherent in the concept itself - Zoom seems to have a done a pretty good job within the desgin constraints. I played around with it until I found a setting I liked, then ordered a new fixed stem with that rise (Profile Stiffy, will be reviewing soon). Kind of an expensive way to find the right configuration... Three chilis: Decent execution of a flawed concept.

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