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Excellent product which transformed my ride
on 7 July 2016
Very pleased with this item. I have an older mountain bike which was given to me and which was a little on the big side, resulting in me having to lean forward and down further than I found comfortable, which meant that I became quite uncomfortable over longer rides. The existing stem had no angle adjustment and very little height adjustment. Replacing it with this one has resulted in being able to move the handle bars both up and back towards the seat by quite a significant amount, resulting in a much more comfortable ride. The angle range is actually higher than advertised, going to around 70 rather than 60 degrees, though this is not marked on the scale, and I have it set to 65 with no problems. I have it at close to maximum height extension also. This set up has moved the handlebars up 7cm vertically and 6.5cm horizontally back from the old position, which is close to perfect for me, has stopped me moving forward on the saddle all the time and causes less back strain. The build quality is excellent, with all the nuts locking down solidly with no looseness. Fitting will be very easy if your existing stem allows the handlebars to be taken off without removing gear shifters, brake levers etc. In my case it was a bit harder because the old stem required everything to be removed on one side in order to remove the bars. Fitting to the new stem was easy however.
For clarity, the stem itself is exactly 1 inch (25.4mm) in diameter, and so will only fit steering tubes meant for this size. My handlebar is also 1 inch diameter and this new stem seems to be made for this size. It may take slightly different sizes also - I'm not sure.
Highly recommended if you want to adjust your riding position, and excellent value at this price.