Truvativ Aka Stem

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Aka

The AKA fromTruvativ could beThe ideal stem for your all-mountain bike. Not feather light likeThe XC stems, so its still plenty stiff, but not aTank like a DH stem either. 3D forged AL-7050 aluminum 31.8mm handlebar clamp +/- 5 degree rise

User Reviews (5)

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SDKmann   [Jun 07, 2012]
Strength:

Looks good, strong, lightweight, feels like it was made to a high standard

Weakness:

Probably can find something lighter in the price range if purchased at the MSRP

This stem has held up to regular abuse on mildly technical singletrack trails and keeps going. It has survived multiple high speed accidents including clipping trees with handlebar ends. Through all this the AKA has held up. This stem is probably not too light for an aftermarket stem, but it weighed significantly less than my stock stem. The stem components and the hardware are of high quality, in that respect it is worth the MSRP. Overall a great stem, especially if you can find one on sale.

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5
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5
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Uncle Six Pack   Weekend Warrior [Jun 24, 2010]
Strength:

Available in short lengths and not as heavy as DH or FR short stems.

Weakness:

Wouldn't trust it for serious DH and FR abuse, although mine made multiple trips to bike parks

This is a solid, decent-priced stem for regular trail riding.

Similar Products Used: Specialized, Truvativ XR3D
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5
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mister   Cross Country Rider [Nov 08, 2009]
Strength:

it works well with truvativ holzfeller handle bar.the lenght of stem depends on what type of mountain bike set up you are up to, and as well as the built frame of a person. good for the budget.nice simple design

Weakness:

slightly heavy but considerable.

compatability before you buy

Similar Products Used: syncros
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4
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doglet   Weekend Warrior [Sep 26, 2009]
Strength:

for me the ultimate length of 60mm. Quite an illusive length when you think about it as most companies always supply stems left over from the early nineties i.e. too long and DH stems are usually the other extreme (50mm) but everyone seems to put on a 70 to 90mm stem which is too long for my AM rig for v.rocky extreme XC trail in HK

Weakness:

Heavy.

Haven't noticed any flexing. Don't know why it has to be so heavy. Learning to ride with it. Very good results so far. The trails I ride are very demanding and need a good balance of control both up loose rocky sharp inclines and rock gardens with attitude, plus the normal XC mix of sandy berms and roots and mud.

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4
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bpotstra   Racer [Apr 16, 2009]
Strength:

• Looks good
• Cheap

Weakness:

• Heavy
• Flexy
• Poor quality control

I bought this stem to go on my cyclocross race bike. I needed a cheap stem that was about 20mm longer than my existing one, so I bought this cause it was cheap and white.

I knew it was a heavy stem, but figured because it's a mountain bike component, it would make up for the weight with extra stiffness. NO. I was wrong... this thing torques and bends side to side like crazy! Maybe you wouldnt notice this so much with a plush fork, but with the stiff carbon forks on my bike, it's very evident.

Also, the quality control seems to be quite poor. I could NOT get my bars aligned properly in the clamp! Even when the stem was perfectly lined up with my front wheel, the bars would be skewed to the left. I tried multiple times to set it straight, but eventually went back to my FSA stem.

Overall, you get what you pay for.

Similar Products Used: Kore, Race Face, FSA, Ritchey
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2
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