Bontrager Race XXX Lite OS Carbon Stems

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $250.00


Product Description

  • 28.6(1 1/8in) Steerer
  • 31.8mm Bar Clamp
  • Rise (+/-) 12°
  • High compression carbon body


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 2ndGen a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, great finish, solid workmanship. Never failed me.

Weaknesses:    Weight: Approximately 165g for my 110mm stem.

Bottom Line:   
I was about to drop $250. on this stem when I found it on sale for $125. I had to get it. I mounted it on my 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 road bike and it really stiffened up my cockpit. The difference is very noticeable. Not only that, it's toned down all but the harshest road buzz. I love it. Excellent finish. It's a first rate product. A lot of people don't know this, but it's actually a re-branded Zipp (manufactured "by" Zipp) stem so the quality is there.

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Favorite Ride:   2003 Gary Fisher Sugar 4+

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   OEM Cannondale C-3 stem.

Bike Setup:   2009 Cannondale CAAD9-7: Full Dura-Ace 7800, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset, Dura-Ace 7900 pedals, FSA/Fizik cockpit. 16.44lbs.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darin cline barker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2008

Strengths:    NICE , KILLS ROAD VIBRATIONS, ALONG WITH CARBON BARS.

Weaknesses:    NONE,,, THE GUYS THAT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE FINISH ON THIS STEAM , MUST LEAVE THERE BIKES OUTSIDE IN THE WEATHER.

Bottom Line:   
GREAT STEAM KILLER LOOKS, NOT AS LITE AS ADVERTIZED, MINE WEIGHS 155G.

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Favorite Ride:   WHEN I CAN

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   GUTHERIES, SLC,UTAH

Similar Products Used:   EASTON, RICHIE PRO,

Bike Setup:   '03 TREK 5200, SPINERGY, DURA-ACE,ZERO-GRAVITY,FSA,SPINCYCLE,BONTRAGER,EASTON,LITE AND FAST.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sergio a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2007

Strengths:    light and stiff. Looks great

Weaknesses:    faceplate valnurable to corrosion

Bottom Line:   
this nickel finish pills of due to corrosion. Does not effect the overall performance but kinda bizzare for a product that costs that much. Bontrager guys need to come up with a solution to that.

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Favorite Ride:   hills

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   ritchey WCS, FAS K-Force

Bike Setup:   Look 585, DA, Fulcrum 1


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by larryal9 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2006

Strengths:    Nice finish, vibration dampening, very light

Weaknesses:    Questionable durability with regards to the finish and screws. MSRP is $250 which is kind of high for something that shows signs of wear after a summer of riding.

Bottom Line:   
The stem has a beautiful finish. However I was surprized to see corrosion on the stem and screws after using for a summer. Sure, sweat can be very corrosive but for an expensive high-end part, you would think that Bontrager would have overcome this sort of thing.

Consider this... stainless steel boat props can spend long periods in salt water and still maintain a high lustre and no signs of corrosion. So there really is no excuse for the screws corroding.

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Favorite Ride:   40-60 miles in the hills

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Trek 5200, Ultegra components, Bontrager stem & bars.



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