Kore B1B Stem

DESCRIPTION

  • Downhill & slalom specific stem
  • Machined 6061 alloy
  • Four bolt removable front clamp
  • Knee saver rear clamp

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jan 14, 2002]
    rob
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very strong
    No flex - a stiff little stem!
    Nice look and graphics
    Great flip-flop design
    Kneesaver rear clamp
    4 bolt front clamp

    Weakness:

    Naff finish
    Bolts rust after a while

    This is a great, tough little stem that was surprisingly cheap for a Kore product. It's made in Taiwan and is forged, which explains the cheaper price.

    I've already got a kore B-52 stem that was a little too long for my new bike, so I got the last B1B in the UK, you can't really get these stems outside the US so I guess I was lucky. I got a 55mm model in silver.

    Overall, it's been flawless. It's superstiff, seems to have taken lots of jumping abuse and is easy to fit. It uses a great +/- 6 degree flip-flop design, ideal for my long travel 5" forks and 24" wheels. I flipped it upside down, and it's dropped the bars about 1.5"

    The only downsides is that the finish looks a bit cheap, and the cromoly bolts go rusty after a few rides..but I'd rather have cromoly bolts than weaker stainless steel ones so that's OK.

    Great stem for DH and jumpers, if you can find one!

    Similar Products Used:

    loads of DH and XC stems

    [Apr 29, 2004]
    chucky
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Burly! Looks great!

    Weakness:

    So cool everyone want's it now!

    - You're NOT going to break this one!
    - Excellent grip on bar.
    - Super burly look!

    Similar Products Used:

    salsa, titec, other kore

    [Jul 25, 2002]
    bob
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    this stem looks to be super strong, has a VERY solid feel to it, and has a badass black color. plus, it has a flip flop design that will either raise or lower the bars, which is nice. the part that wraps around the steerer tube is also very thick, but short. have not done any 10 foot drops yet, and I don't think I will, even if the stem looks like it could take a lot of hits. oh, it's very wide too, and grips a large area of the handle bar

    Weakness:

    the only problem is that the part that wraps around the steerer is thick , but maybe a little bit too short. I don't feel like it is grabbing enough of the steerer, but who cares, the chances of it breaking off are slim, if nonexistent.

    this stem is solid, and will never break off unless you put a gouge in it first. looks cool, feels cool (makes it much easier to raise the front wheel) saves your ass when going downhill, it's is nice. get it, it's cheap and strong (weight is not an issue here if you are looking at a DH stem)

    Similar Products Used:

    kore lite 3 (excellent xc stem), syncros crap with the funny little proprietary top cap

    [Jul 08, 2002]
    jason
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Beefy, Compact, Reversible

    Weakness:

    weight,but if you are looking at this stem you proabably don't care

    Not available until Kore gets back

    I think I like it. It's tough and won't break or slip.

    Similar Products Used:

    Kore forged, Kore Elite, Specialized Ti

    [May 02, 2004]
    Sam Rahder
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Is an extremely strong stem that is also very short which makes it easy to pop a wheelie.

    Weakness:

    It's heavy, but that doesn't really matter if you want a extra-strong short stem. Only if your going cross country and you want to keep your bike under a certain wheight.

    1. If your looking for a cheap, short, durable stem, this is probably your best option.

    Similar Products Used:

    Stock warp giant stem.

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