X-Lite Fly Stem Stem

Fly Stem

X-Lite Fly Stem

User Reviews (8)

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Mark Quinton-Tulloch   weekend warrior [Oct 20, 1997]

Firstly it's a nice bit of CNCd aluminium which looks bloody nice. The second thing is that is does weigh a bit more than some stems, but for Christ's sake, who gives a shit! The stem is designed for ultimate strength and rigity for downhillers and extreme playriders. Anyone who is worried about its weight, which isn't really all that much, is obviously one of those sad people who worry about which jockey wheel bolt they can get to save a few grams (I recommend SRP ones by the way) and is not the sort of person that is going to be buying a downhill stem.

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monkey boy   Downhiller [Nov 16, 2000]
Strength:

its really stiff it a nice length comes in good colours (black or polished) and its strong

Weakness:

Its a bmx stem or may be thats a strength oh its over priced but i had no choice cos my steer was cut too short and its made in taiwan but all X-lite hype is saying its good british product.

Its good but not for the money but if you need something super stiff super strong and something that not going to break buy one

Similar Products Used: Tioga cube ( super stiff and cheap) Planetx cheap and nasty o/e
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4
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3
chris mcconnell   cross-country rider [May 27, 1998]

This stem's rad and quality outshines the planet x stem as it is only an inferior attempt to copy the best stem produced by a British quality firm. Personally, this stem kicks butt and I wouldn't have anything else on my x-lite titanium pro bike. Mountain biking needs less hype on British riders like steve peat, rob warner etc and needs to concentrate on more upcoming riders.

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5
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Greg Beech   downhiller [Dec 21, 1997]

Don't buy this unless you are a downhiller. Infact - don't buy it at all! Buy a Planet X CNC stem instead. It's just as strong, lighter, and although it doesn't look quite as good, it costs less than half the price! Planet X stems are actually an Azonic Shorty copy, but they are great. 5 stars for the Planet X. Although the X-Lite stem is great, I can only give it 3 stars - if it can be done for £40, why does X-Lite's need to be £105. Only for fashion victims.

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3
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James Storey   downhiller [Aug 28, 1997]

Slapped a cherry red 90mm version on my kona kula and i like it.. its pretty damn heavy, it felt twice as heavy as my kona stem, but stiff as something really stiff and feels easier to bunnyhop and jump and such.. and it looks really dope also.. 5 thingys just cos it looks cool..

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5
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John   downhiller [Jul 19, 1998]

Firstly I'd just like to say that to anyone from X-lite reading this..get your act together and notice that everyone on this page is from England!!!!! Whats the point in making the best downhill stem in the world if you have to live in England to get your hands on one. I've been to bike shops in Australia New Zealand H.K. Malaysia and Singapore each time it's a case of X-who?. Anyway..complaints aside this is an excellent stem but its weight and design make it suitable really only for downhill but thats what I do so I love it...It's stiff and neat..easy to install and adjust and oozes quality and style which is hard to find in most bike parts. However it is expensive. X-lite stuff is cool and quality so my advice to X-lite is: go global make more money and sell your bits cheaper. Oh and give me a job. Cheers. 50 words? I think so!!

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5
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Phil Bowery   [Jan 26, 2003]
Strength:

Stiffer than a stiff thing in a vat on stiffening stuff. Stonger than a strong man on extra strong strength increasing pills.

Weakness:

Hefty... But that don't matter.

Quality stem, MADE IN THE UK (taiwan? WTF?) Stiff, strong, looks swish, easy to use, has a recess for the stem/headset topcap (or the X-lite stem plug)

It really isn't as heavy as some people make out... I'd rather have this and suffer the extra weight than use a welded Easton stem and fear it snapping.

The best Freeride stem? I think so...

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5
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5
Mark Fairbairn   downhiller [Mar 07, 1997]

The Fly is the best stem you can get. No welds to fail, no tubing to flex and pretty little lightning
slots underneath. The short rising design of the stem gives excellent control and makes a hell of a
lot more difference than you might think. If its good enough for Steve Peat (the King of
downhilling) then its certainly good enough for me. It also looks bloody lovely on any bike.

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