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    Uno 83 gram stem.

    I bought a Uno 70mm, oversize, 7 degree stem with a claimed weight of 95 grams and this was advertised by the Ebay seller as MTB/ road bike stem for $27.44 with free shipping.When I got the stem the install sheet as well as the inside of the stem said "Road use only". This wasn't a big deal as its going on my 10 year old daughters Scott Contessa 24 JR. and she is a very mellow MTBer.
    The actual weight was 93.5 grams so I replaced the six bolts with Ti and it came in @ 83.8 grams.I'm wondering if anyone has used this stem for MTBing as the weight is tempting - its getting down around Extralite weights but for $200.00 less.
    The stem does seem well made - nothing sketchy looking. Even though I'm light, I'm not to eager to try it as I'm allergic to plaster and external fixators. Thoughts.
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    good find. I may have to find one on ebay and give it a try.

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    Sounds like a really good deal... how's the stiffness?

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    I haven't installed it yet.

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    I like their stems to. excellent weight for a great price.

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    I'd love to try one of the 80mm stems, but I'll be using a 740mm bar, so I doubt it's wise

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    I would so use that off-roading. Try it out in some not-so-techy areas to see if it flexes much.

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    it's very light beacouse its very short.

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    Uno makes stems for a lot of different manufacturers.
    I have been using one of these in 90mm off road for over a year.
    It's plenty stiff and light.....and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemaniack View Post
    it's very light beacouse its very short.
    Not really. Here's a 90mm,OS, its within a few grams of an Extralite stem. I have an Ibis 70mm, OS, tuned with Ti bolts which is reasonably light and its 91 grams.
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    And set of 6 Ti bolts is as exensive as the stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemaniack View Post
    And set of 6 Ti bolts is as exensive as the stem
    Well...not really. 6 Ti bolts from TO cycle is $15.30. Plus the stem $27.44, total $42.74.
    What was I thinking Maniack, should have just gone with the $230.00 Extralite stem or the $900.00 AX Lightness.

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    Yes,and for all time spend on the saddle be scared for his teaths,but keep smiling to his friends Busted

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    ....but can it be trusted on aggressive trails?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    ...its going on my 10 year old daughters Scott Contessa 24 JR. and she is a very mellow MTBer...
    Did you guys not read this bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic View Post
    ....but can it be trusted on aggressive trails?
    Ya, I was hoping for more feedback as its tempting to try this on my bike. I would trust it more than a 2 bolt handlebar design as it does seem well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    Did you guys not read this bit?
    Thanks Tig Seems trollmaniack just likes looking at the pretty pictures.

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    looks like the token stem that i am using now..light, with ti bolts,and fairly cheap

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    Its 40 grams lighter than the EN-M test passed stem models they produce, so use it for "aggressive" mtb riding at the risk of your own teeth.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    I've been running a 100g 80 on a.rooty and rocky trail for ten rides. It fits great with the 135g EC90SL 635mm riser bar. Plenty of hits without incident.

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    A few months ago i bought a new carbon stem and replace the Cannondale one ( made by Uno ) to shave some weight from my bike and got a unpleasent surprise when i noticed that the weight went down not so much. 132g for a 100mm cheapo stem ... not bad.

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