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    Syntace F109 stem

    Bought this stem cause it got great reviews only to find out that the steerer clamp bolts bottom out before its tight. Very odd as I thought Syntace was a company that should have something like this under control.

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    Possible fake? Your picture does not look like my f109. I'll try and post pics tomorrow.
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    What size steerer tube do you have?

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    I purchased from competitive cyclist. Hope its not fake. Came in a legit box and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    What size steerer tube do you have?
    1 1/8
    I confirmed that the f109 is for 1 1/8 as per specs listed on Syntace website. I know in the past models they required use of a shim. Can someone from Syntace comment on this? Regardless I returned the stem to CC but upset I had to waste time/ money for return shipping.

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    Last edited by funnyjr; 10-03-2012 at 07:49 PM.

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    The Syntace stem that required the use of a shim for 1 1/8 was the F119, never the F109.

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    That looks like a genuine f109. Must just be crappy quality control. Had a similar quality control problem with some syntace bars where there was no way that the bar end plugs would fit. All that syntace stuff is not made in Germany any more. I really don't care where its made as long as the quality is good, but your experience combined with my own has me wondering...

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    The box stated made in Taiwan. But you are right even if not made in Germany the quality control had to be better than that.

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    return it to competitive cyclist. They have a no questions asked return policy. That is the 1st I've seen. I have 3 syntace F109 stems running on various forks (3T, Fox, Cervelo) and they all fit fine.

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    Hey funnyjr,

    It looks like that the stem steer tube clamping is out of tolerance or the steer tube of the Fox fork is too small. Or maybe a combination of both. You can send it back to us and we'll inspect and replace it if it's defective. Did you try it on another steer tube by any chance?

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