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    pazzaz reliability

    i had just ordered a pazaz flatbar 158g claimes and theit stem 140g claimed to replace my existing rf bar and stem. but what i really want to know is how strong they really are. cause the clamping area for the steer tube on the stem is very thin and a a $30 pazzaz bar weighs the same as an $80 easton bar. i know that the easton stuff can be trusted but what about the pazaz stuff? btw i am 175lbs and ride a little aggressively. what i really want to know is if there have been any catastrophic failures of pazzaz products that i should know about.

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    just as an update i had just switched my bars and when i weighed them the race face riser was 289g from its listes 225g and the new pazzaz bar weighs in at 157g. wow thats almost a third of a pound. cant wait till my pazzaz stem comes in.

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    Pazzaz stem

    Can't speak of the bar, but I had a Pazzaz stem replacing a Thompson and I couldn't notice any difference in stiffness, just on weight. I replaced it with a Syntace just for the sake of more weight savings, not that I didn't trust it. Maybe the best bang for the bucks.

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    Just ordered...

    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    Can't speak of the bar, but I had a Pazzaz stem replacing a Thompson and I couldn't notice any difference in stiffness, just on weight. I replaced it with a Syntace just for the sake of more weight savings, not that I didn't trust it. Maybe the best bang for the bucks.
    One of those Sette Edge 126g stems. In hindsight, probably a bad move, but it was so dang cheap I figured it was worth a try. It looked pretty chubby and has a 4 bolt cap. I don't ride that hard, but I do weigh 195#.

    I also ordered one of those Sette ~250g seatposts. I'm looking to drop another 1/4 to 1/2 pound off my bike right there. They are the wrong color, tho. I was hoping for silver.

    We'll see what happens, I guess.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    One of those Sette Edge 126g stems. In hindsight, probably a bad move, but it was so dang cheap I figured it was worth a try. It looked pretty chubby and has a 4 bolt cap. I don't ride that hard, but I do weigh 195#.

    I also ordered one of those Sette ~250g seatposts. I'm looking to drop another 1/4 to 1/2 pound off my bike right there. They are the wrong color, tho. I was hoping for silver.

    We'll see what happens, I guess.



    When you get that stem make sure to post the actual weight. Thanks.
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    sette edge stem

    i have been using the sette edge stem for little less than a year, mated with easton ct2 (ec70) bars it has worked fine, i have never worried about its durablity, the bar clamp did open up on me once however, probally b/c i didnt tighten it down correctly, but ever since, no problems. not sure of the "real" weight though, but it was noticably lighter than my old syncros.

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    yeah i'm using sette components right now. the vector flat handlebar ~160gm and the venn stem ~140gm. i got them in a combo deal for $20. that's pretty f*cking good considering my last stem and bars weighed 220 and 210 respectively. i also am using that seatpost. all of the components seem rock solid and i'm very pleased with the stiffness of the stem and bars. i just need to cut down that longass seatpost now.

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    I have three of the seatposts and two of the stems. No problems, they feel as stiff as my Thomson stuff. I am a 225 pound clyde, so I would probably notice.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    it really doesn't make sense to me to pay for brand name components (as long as they're not patented or otherwise technologically superior). any comments?

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    I don't have a proper scale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    When you get that stem make sure to post the actual weight. Thanks.
    In only have one of those $8 cruddy postage mechanical scales, and I know it's way off. Maybe I'll sneak it into the local post office and use thier scale.

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