CODA Headshock Stem

DESCRIPTION

CODA Headshock Mountain Stem

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 02, 2001]
Gabriel Bozo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

its a stem, it works

Weakness:

it dosent make me a better rider

its a steam, and it works

Similar Products Used:

uuuuu, ummmmmm, ooooooo, CODA?

[Jul 11, 2001]
Craig
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good looks/finish, stiff feel

Weakness:

Limited sizes

Cannondale makes a really nice stem, but sizes are WAY too limited. Their stem lengths jump from 90mm ==> 120mm ==> 140mm, and the rise options jump from 5-degree ==> 20-degree. That's way too much of a jump (length & rise) to provide proper fit on the bike. Profile and Kore now make HeadShok stems, as well, so there is a little more of a choice (but at a much higher price).

It's evident by the numerous HeadShok-equipped bikes I've owned that I like the HeadShok fork! However, the stem limitations contributed to my most recent bike purchase (non-Cannondale) with a 1 1/8" steerer. It gives me much more flexibility for stem selection. With a better selection, the Coda stem would get a "5 Flamin' Chili" rating. Until then, it gets a "3".

Similar Products Used:

Syntace VRO (HeadShok)

[Nov 03, 2000]
AcunaMatada
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-light
-stiff
-low price
-reasonable quality
-nice finish
-reversible

Weakness:

The helicoils need to be inserted into the aluminum threads more securely. I accidently backed one out after very little use.

There are not a lot of options here. Cannondale offers a reasonable product at a reasonable price. Even if there were more aftermarket stems to choose from I'd still run a CODA.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing else on a C'dale. I've used the following on other bikes.

-Ringle
-Syncros

[Jan 19, 2000]
Justin
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

strong
stiff
fairly light

Weakness:

none

the one that came on the bike was way to long, it was 140mm so i replaced it with a shorter version only 70mm. it cost $30 canadian and its fine. its not the best stem but its one of the only choices people have if you ride a dale. it is stiff and light so it deserves 5 chilis

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old quill still stem

[Dec 25, 1999]
Mud Bug
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Reversable
Light

Weakness:

Poor alignment
Poor weld quality

I have had three of these in the last three years, when I got my cockpit dialed in I got a silver -20dg 130mm silver. decided I didn't like the silver finish and ordered a black one.
The black one was cut at a different angle, the clamp was off center and twisted, so I took it back and exchanged it.
The second black one appeared to be aligned better but had really poor welds and a persistant creak.
KORE dos'nt list any negative rise stems, could'nt find any information on Profiles.
Found a new Syncros ($120 yikes!) nice looks, solid.

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What others?

[Nov 10, 1999]
Travis
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Flippable.
Good looks.
Good price.
It works!

Weakness:

none

It looks nice and wont break easily.

Similar Products Used:

none

[May 26, 1999]
Art
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

--Reverseable.
--Strong & light enough.
--Not overpriced like some.

Weakness:

--None yet.

Great quality stem from Cannondale. Comes in lots of different lengths and angles. Why pay the crazy prices for the pretty colors/graphics for the aftermarket stuff if you have a 'Dale? Works fer me! 4.5 peppers.

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