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    Loaded Stem, anyone using one?

    The new stem from Loaded seems like a great value for the weight

    Xlite Titanium Stem (90mm, 100mm, 110mm) :: Loaded USA

    Any thoughts on their products? I have never used any of them.

    but 100g stem for $100 seems like a great deal. That is for the 100mm length I am told so the 90mm is probably closer to 95g.

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    Hmm.. Not sure about this one. Never tried anything Loaded, but...
    Being a (relatively?) new player I'd be a bit weary around lightweight stuff like that - not sure of the quality, longevity. Heck, I'd seriously question if the real life weight is within a few grams of the published figures.
    Look-wise - their graphics are waay overdone imo, and look kind of trying and cheesy. Again, just my opinion - I realize looks may not be that important to many.
    And lastly - 100 bucks is not exactly cheap for a stem from a new-ish company (please correct me if I'm wrong here).
    My money would go to (and did, actually) Syntace F109. Around 10g extra, but from a respected and proven company, and the price at Universal Cycles - 74 bucks. Hard to beat that.

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    I may try one of those as well, was looking into byuing one earlier this year but found pics where a couple of people had cracked/broken carbon face plates on them. If the QC isn't on point and the edge distance of the corner bolts on the face plate are too small you can get cracks.

    If you get it just make sure you follow torque specs and spot check it for stress fractures after your first couple rides.
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    I have their green ano aluminum stem. I'm no lightweight. I weigh about 255.
    It's been on my bike about a year with no issues.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    My money would go to (and did, actually) Syntace F109. Around 10g extra, but from a respected and proven company.
    I was looking that the Syntace F109 as well. It is available from 60mm to 120mm length, and is super light.

    I am thinking of replacing my Easton Haven 70mm stem on my AM rig by this Syntace F109 in 75 (or 60) mm. Any idea if the Syntace F109 would be good for all-mountain riding? I could not find any information on this.

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    I have the red ano with carbon faceplate it's 98g and I am 6'2 230lb geared up and I haven't had one issue in all my epic crashes or mediocre jumps.

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    It is just a frigg'n stem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    It is just a frigg'n stem!
    Just because you don't care about a topic why did you waste your time to tell the rest of us who do care that you don't?

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    Or you could save $80 and buy a Sette Edge at pricepoint for $19.99 with a claimed weight of 119 grams @80mm.

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