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DEDA Murex Stems

2.93/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $58.99

Product Description

26.0 clamp. 90mm to 140mm.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rodentfield a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2011

Strengths:    Light, cheap, easy to install, cool design

Weaknesses:    Heavier than advertised, clamp?

Bottom Line:   
I bought this used off ebay, 120 mm. I've ridden it a lot and have had no problems with it. It doesn't seem flexible at all, although I only weigh 130 lb. The clamp is supposed to be 26.0 but seems a little small. It appears to fit correctly after being tightened, though. It doesn't slip. My 120 mm version weighs 305 g. It looks nice with a black steel frame.

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Favorite Ride:   Schwinn Circuit

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli 1E

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by campybike a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    Two bolt clamp is more reliable than other front opening quill stems like Modolo.

Weaknesses:    Looks. Also, hardware gets rusty. First generation polished version with no graphics and traditional styling is much nicer.

Bottom Line:   
HOW TO FIX DEDA MUREX TORSIONAL FLEX!!! Excess flex is probably due to flex being controlled only by your two bolts. To fix:
1. loosen both bar clamp bolts.
2. tighten the REAR bolt until the clamp is firmly clamped to the stem.
3. Now use only the front bolt to clamp your bar.
Now the entire width of the rear portion of the clamp is preventing twisting. Having both a front and back gap in the clamp permits any flexing that the bolts alone might allow.

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Favorite Ride:   Cinelli Supercorsa

Purchased At:   Included on Tommasin

Similar Products Used:   3T Motus (nice) Modolo Stems (forget it) Cinelli Pinochio (very nice) Cinelli XA (flexy) 3T Synthesis (super flexy)

Bike Setup:   Tommasini Sintesi with Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed. My Cinelli Supercorsa has a Cinelli stem (of course!).

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by rc rc a Road Racer from midwest

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002

Strengths:    literally and structurally - none

Weaknesses:    excessive deflection, alloy quill bolt prone to stripping. gray finish is very cheesy. must grease steerer to avoid creaking, guaranteed.

Bottom Line:   
i do not recommend this stem. as said before it is inherently weak and flexible. something in your steering system should not be this structurally weak and underdesigned. would you put a "flexible" rod in the suspension on your car?? i'm tempted to say that aggressive sprinters may actually break this stem! seek out a threadless conversion instead.

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Favorite Ride:   apple cider century

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Similar Products Used:   cinelli xa - built like tanks compared to this murex

Bike Setup:   old school SL

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rick a Recreational Rider from Grand Rapids MI

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

Strengths:    Looks, price

Weaknesses:    flexes and creaks

Bottom Line:   
This stem has been a problem since day one. I noticed how flexy it was on the first hill climb. I stayed with it because it looks great on the bike. Then it started to creak terrible. Ive lubed it every way possible and even tried plumbers taped between the bar and stem to no avail. I am using a Deda 215 bar with the correct 26.0 diameter so my problem isnt there. I finally tightened the bolts too tight. I ended up pulling the treads right out of the stem. I have since ordered the Salsa SUP and cant believe the difference in stiffness. I can actually tell I have more control in the steering dept. Even on things like swerving around pot holes at less than all out sprinting speeds. This stem rocks in comparrison. Dont buy a Murex!

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Favorite Ride:   Hermosa Creek

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   3T, Salsa

Bike Setup:   Serotta Ti,Dura Ace,Ksyriums

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matno a Road Racer from Bronx

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight, good looks, shock absorption

Weaknesses:    Torsional flex... if that bothers you. I love it. Expensive, if you buy new.

Bottom Line:   
I see lots of people complaining about this stem's strength (or lack thereof), but I have yet to hear of a single breakage. On the other hand, it is torsionally quite flexy. However, I find that the flex does wonders for absorbing road vibrations. There is no up/down or side to side flex at all. The stem looks great and is really light. Hard to go wrong with that combo...

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Favorite Ride:   Around the Lake

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Profile H2O (super stiff, but really heavy), Sakae custom (no complaints but kind of heavy. Not very flashy).

Bike Setup:   OLD Schwinn SuperSport recently upgraded to Shimano 9-speed (mix of 105/Ultegra/DuraAce). Profile Ai

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