Cinelli Alter Stems

4.56/5 (9 Reviews)

Product Description

Sizes: 90-100-110-120-130-140. Clamp diameter: 26.0 Angle: 80° Weight: 210 gr. Screw: stainless steel. Construction: C.N.C. Assembly: Alter is also suitable for traditional forks if used with a special adapter, Quill, produced in aluminum alloy AL 7075 T6 with screws in stainless steel and expander aluminum to assembly the stem on old forks with an extra weight of only 75 grams. Height control is guaranteed with a special aluminum adjustable cup, Spacers, built in aluminum alloy AL 6082 T6 to give much height, guaranteeing always the best touch with the headset block.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by the beef a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2007

Strengths:    Looks amazing; definitely gets a lot of compliments/questions/attention. Stiff; sturdy.

Weaknesses:    It's rather heavy as far as stems go.

Bottom Line:   
I've never been actually big or strong enough to really feel stem flex, but it's quite easy for anyone to tell that the Alter is one stiff mofo. Hot-as-hell machined looks, and a really solid mounting design with recessed bolts and three front plate bolts for extra security.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Deda Zero stem - somewhat similar to the Cinelli Alter. The Zero in my opinion doesn't look nearly as good and probably can't match the sturdiness of the Alter; it's just as heavy, however. Alter wins.

Bike Setup:   Hipster single speed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ted Gniffke a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2007

Strengths:    it's very strong and causes extreme jealousy among my friends.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I love this stem it's strong, great looking, and all my friends want to buy it from me.

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Favorite Ride:   lake washington loop

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tcolucci a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2005

Strengths:    Stiff, easy adjustment, smooth. Different but great look.

Weaknesses:    None that matter.

Bottom Line:   
Just a really cool stem. The look is very unique, and while not as light the carbon craze stems, it is not a clunker at all. Extremely stiff and the removable 3 bolt bar clamp is excellent for being able to make adjustments. Also, the steerer clamp is great because the bolts are recessed into the side of the stem. No protruding bolt flanges to hit a knee on when you lose all decent form while trying to catch that psycho attack on the local mountain climb... 1" is not a problem since I have a 2003 Colnago.

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Favorite Ride:   Lancaster Classic

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Modolo, ITM Millenium, Cinelli Groove

Bike Setup:   Colnago Dream Plus, Campy 10, FSA Carbon crank, Ti BB, Mavic Ksyrium SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by noah_pression a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Strengths:    its pretty strong

Weaknesses:    getting it tight on the fork takes some tuning

Bottom Line:   
i'm using it on my fixie. it works out really well and the length is great since i'm a bigger rider. i love the look of it and i got it in saeco custom colors so it would match my bike

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Favorite Ride:   hills

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   fuji track, campy chorus cranks, 43-17.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DY a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2003

Strengths:    Very stiff and strong. 3 bolt face plate. I’m a bigger rider (6’, 175 – 185) and I never heard a creak. You don't have to worry about stripping the bolts like with other stems. I must have taken this stem on and off, adjusted it, switched between bikes, etc. 50 times and never had a problem with stripping the threads using moderate hand tightening. Cool fork collar tightening (bolts) on opposite side from rider. Available in colors.

Weaknesses:    Not as streamlined nor as light as other higher end stems. Only works for a 1" steerer

Bottom Line:   
I used these on my last bike. I saw them I loved the modern CNC'd look. Some probably either like the look or hate it. They were on sale for $19 so I bought one.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in San Diego

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli, Ritchey, Stella Azzurra, ITM

Bike Setup:   Orbea, Campy

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