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    did i get the right stem?

    i thought i scored a good deal for a EC90 SL RISER and a EC90 SL STEM.

    looking around and doing some research, i barely see the EC90 SL STEM mounted to a mountain bike..mostly on road bikes. .

    did i make the wrong choice? will the stem hold up to the kind of riding i do? which is on a trail with fire roads and singletracks.

    -i choose these parts because i was getting a good deal.
    - i ride for leisure and on a trail with singletracks.
    - am 6'0 at 190

    should i return and exchange the stem? any recommendations?

    thank you kindly.. in advance..
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    For the riding you describe, you will be fine. I have not heard reports of catastrophic parts failures from that type of riding in 10 plus years when guys lightened parts with a drill bit.
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    EC90 SL stem

    In fact, the EC90 SL stem is so strong it will hold up just fine to cyclocross and XC mountain bike racing
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    thats what i went by before deciding on the getting the stem.

    after doing a google SEARCH FOR EC90 SL STEM however, i saw a varied description for the EC90 SL STEM that was concerning for me.

    "The Easton EC90 SL is a light carbon stem that you can ride confidently on or off road under normal circumstances. The stem weighs just 110 grams (in the 100mm length) thanks to Easton's Taperwall technology and titanium hardware. Easton's Distributed Stress Technology (DST) and a Top Lock faceplate maximize the handlebar/stem interface so you're not left wanting when it comes to handling or durability. "

    the "NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES" kind of made me concerned.
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    ^^ I'd return it, or loose some weight.

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    You're good. It's just saying it's not meant for a DH/FR bike.

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    i hope so..
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    Easton makes solid carbon products. I have been using that bar this past season with the usual few moderate crashes without problems. But the stem may not show up as often because of the $188+ price. For $23 I've used a 100g 80mm Uno alloy stem off ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy135 View Post
    You're good. It's just saying it's not meant for a DH/FR bike.
    you're definitely right. could not stand it and called EASTON to clarify and that is what they are saying. . .

    MTB is a hobby i just picked up and i am very much happy about. unfortunately, the wifey isnt due to the fact that it is kind of dangerous, so that being said, should the stem break and i survive, she will most definitely finish me off...

    cant wait for the bars and stem to come..
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    I just got a 70mm stem UNO stem out of Taiwan, $29.
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