Cinelli Groove Nero Stems

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Construction: hot forged from Al 6061 T6 Alloy, black/silver or silver/black anodized.
  • Sizes: 90-100-110-120-130-140
  • Clamp diameter: 26.0
  • Fork clamp diameter: 28.6 (1 1/8") with reduction to 25.4 (1")
  • Angle: 80°
  • Weight: 180 gr./110

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

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

    Date Reviewed: December 7, 2006

    Strengths:    Super cool, makes every handlebar looks classic.

    Weaknesses:    Sticker on the front clamp went off on purchase. And a little tricky to get the bar clamp tightened... tends to need more torque getting those screws done over time. Bits of aluminum came out with screws, showing the threads damaged. No I didn't bother using torque wrenches, but with something this heavy, you'd expect it to be over engineered. That's the reason for a 4 points.

    Bottom Line:   
    Looks fantastic. I first fitted it with an Italian shallow drop, and then changed to some ergo things. It was just superb. So reluctant to replace it by an 120mm ITM BigOne for some more reach (the Groove was a 110). Didn't notice any flex, but maybe it's that I hadn't got the power. Weight? Who cares!

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    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Similar Products Used:   3T THE stem, which is dull, if not ugly!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by S.P. Barclay a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 2, 2006

    Strengths:    -Solid clamp design!
    -Smooth edges and aerodynamic profile
    -Slightly out-of-vogue, so easy to find used or NOS

    Weaknesses:    -A little on the weighty side, but not terribly so.
    -Absurd retail prices, but hey, we're cyclists. We don't worry about that kind of thing, right?

    Bottom Line:   
    My first impression of the stem was that it is too narrow at the bar clamp and too heavy. But it really has some monster grip at both clamps, and has stiffness to match the weight. I think this is probably the stiffest 26.0mm stem available. I am told it is hideously expensive at retail price. You can typically find a new one on eBay for $15-40 and it is most definitely worth the price.

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    Favorite Ride:   A rainy century through northern Kentucky

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Deda Zero
    Bontrager Race Lite

    Bike Setup:   90's Bianchi SL (handmade Columbus steel baby!) with new 105 group and all the high-zoot carbon and so on. Built it from the frame-- originally a project bike, but fell in love.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Pygme a Road Racer from Anytown

    Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Stiff and stylish

    Weaknesses:    Could be lighter.

    Bottom Line:   
    I like it. It is stiff and stylish. I;d rather the face plate be black like the rest, but it is nice none the less.

    Like I said, the stem is stiff and relatively light. It inspires confidence. A nice touch is the "groove" on bith sides of the stem. It is a really comfortable resting place for your thumbs as you climb with your hands on the top of the bars.

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    Favorite Ride:   Independance Summit Pass

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Source

    Similar Products Used:   Coda stuff

    Bike Setup:   Cinelli starlight, campy record 10, Ksryium SSC SL, Thompson seat post, serfas aria seat. 3T 199 bar

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by normrock a Recreational Rider from barre

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

    Strengths:    good looking on my ride,

    Weaknesses:    the wieght is almost as much as my fork,about the same as other stems

    Bottom Line:   
    a very solid stem,good looking,no production flaws.I just switched from a crap front end(steel)to look with threadless,everything is totaly different for the better.

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    Favorite Ride:   rt120vt

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   e-bay

    Similar Products Used:   first time threadless user

    Bike Setup:   fort aero,look lds III,105 group,mavic wheels,conti 3000,

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