Cinelli XA Stems

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.95

Product Description

Hidden clamp for a sleek. Very popular on the pro circuit.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tooker from DC

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    nice looking, polished finish

Weaknesses:    quill could be longer, but no biggie.

Bottom Line:   
not stiff enough in the 14cm legnth? what the freak are you using a stem that long for in the first place?

also, can we all please stop equating "stiff" with "good"? a stiff stem (i.e. tig-welded cro-mo) transmits more road shock/vibration to the rider, leaving you hands tired and fatigued. a forged alu. stem softens things up. as far as forged alu stems go, the XA is probably one of the more stiff (3t sythesis, less stiff), but not too stiff.

anyways, this stem is a classic. it's got a great polished finish, streamlined shape, and is nice to look at (compared to a cro-mo stem). it's a little heavy, but not any heavier than a couple swigs out of your water bottle. a lot of places are blowing these out right now; got mine for 20 bucks from supergo. i likes it.

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Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   3t synthesis, itm eclypse, itm 400

Bike Setup:   serotta atlanta w/ DA 9sp

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by chismog from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Strengths:    nice, clean design

Weaknesses:    not stiff enough in longer lengths

Bottom Line:   
I see these all over the pro's bikes, and I cannot figure it out. It's a good product, but why don't they use cro mo stems which are at least as light and usually much stronger? I haven't weighed the Cinelli versus the Salsa I've got but I know that in a 14 cm length the Salsa feels way way stiffer and is about the same weight.

For me, stiffness is a much more important part of a stem than weight. If you ride a 12 cm or shorter, this product will probably work for you. But if you're on a longer stem, get a cro mo Salsa or Ritchey. Much stiffer.

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Similar Products Used:   Specialized, TTT, Ritchey, Salsa

Bike Setup:   Davidson Steel, mixed comp.

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Need a Cinelli XA, 110mm, 26.4 stem, silver

Does anyone have a nice Cinelli XA, 110mm, 26.4, preferably silver for a Dave Moulton Fuso build? It's a C record build and I'm hoping to keep it period correct. Heard bad stories about Cinelli 1R slippage, so prefer the XA. If all else fails may have to find 3ttt stem and bars which are cheaper ... Read More »

Need a Cinelli XA w/ 26.0 clamp! 110-120 mm

I'm appealing to the many parts bins out there... I am down to this final piece for my Merckx MX Leader... I'm hoping to find a black Cinelli XA w/ 26.0 clamp in the 100 - 120 mm range. Black ones with a 26.0 clamp are seemingly extremely rare but I know I've seen 'em. If you have a silver one I'd b ... Read More »

NEED Cinelli XA black 26.0 stem!!! 110 or 120mm

Browse through your parts bins folks! I'll pay any reasonable price... This is the last piece I need for my Merckx MXL build... Apparently black Cinelli XA's w/ a 26.0 clamp are extremely rare... Lots of silver ones and lots of black one's with the older 26.4 clamp. Believe it or not there is one ... Read More »

Saloman XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX vs Asics

looking at trail running shoes any advice? anyone have any experience with these? i love Asics but the Salomans look nice and reviews, for what they are worth, are good thx!Read More »

Cinelli XA stem, need info please

Can you tell me if this stem came with a 26.4 clamp size only, or was there a 26.0 also. If only 26.4 can you use a 26.0 handlebar in that clamp. If not are there spacers available or is a Cinelli handlebar 26.4 the only way out.. The stem in question was said to be 26.0, but gathering some intern ... Read More »

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