Kalloy Uno Stem

Kalloy Uno Stem 

DESCRIPTION

Stem

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 24, 2015]
xmessenger
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong, cheap, light weight. Well constructed(3D forged)

Weakness:

Perhaps not the fanciest looking stem(not machined

Kalloy has been around forever making OEM and some brand name stuff in Taiwan.
They have very good equipment and workers but happen to not have an English name so aren't cool like Hope, King, Thompson etc.
While never flashy,I have always found their stuff to be very well made and reliable.
A stem isn't rocket science. All it does is clamp 2 freaking bars together. I am no engineer but I recall a Shimano ad back in the 90s when anyone with a CNC became a bike parts maker and were getting a share of the market, featuring Shimano's XTR rear mech and they explained that they too machined their derailleurs but would forge its final form as this increased stregth through refining the grain. Seemed plausible and has stuck with me.
The particular UNO stem I bought was 3D forged from 6061 T6 aluminum and weighs a scant 90g!
Good luck finding a carbon stemn that weight, plus I payed a whopping $20 for it.
Could not turn down that deal. Besides, I don't care about it not being some piece of jewelery as I use a nad pad over it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 12, 2000]
Sebastian
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Price, Looks, strenght

Weakness:

None

This steam is great, the price is excelent and you dont need anything better. It is really strong and until now it has no weakness. The color is pretty cool(dont get the black one its kind of cheap)

Similar Products Used:

Marin Steam

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 26, 2000]
ryan cliffe
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

its light

Weakness:

v.v.v.weak, u could park a cadi inside it there iz so much space inside the hollow it rusts handle bars slip, its snaps

dont get this stem it is a load of horse excreation :)

Similar Products Used:

kore lite 3 stem

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 03, 2000]
TomBoy
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Price & Resistance

Weakness:

none

This Kalloy stem is simply great!!! Price is very low & it lasts lots of heavy work... don't get another stem paying 10 times more the price,you'll get the same thing!!

Similar Products Used:

Kore Lite 3

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 28, 1998]
Eric Iversen
weekend warrior

A great stem for the money (only $15 at my LBS). I put it on a digital scale and it comes in at only 175 grams. Also it looks great, it has a chilsed CNC look, and is polished silver. (Don't get the black one, its cheaper quality and weighs a ton more). Two years old and it still looks new. Don't pay more for a Kore or any other chic brand that weighs the same but cost three times as much. Once you put it on you forget about it. Invest the money in good wheels or a better shock.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 03, 2007]
Barry Leigh
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

This review is for the Black anodized version. Inexpensive. Sturdy. 3-bolt face plate.

Weakness:

Doesn't hold handlebar securely. Flat design of face plate seemingly can't keep HB from rolling, regardless of torx applied.

Couldn't beat the price from JensonUSA as the stem was an OE salvage sale (Jamis). But if you're the type of rider (a big XXL fellow) that puts a lot of weight on your handlebars, this stem won't hold its grip. My guess is that it's a design problem; the face plate seems to be just too flat to provide a secure hold on the HB.

Similar Products Used:

El cheapo steel XYZ stem that came stock on the bike, including a CRACK.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
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