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DEDA Zero Stem Stems

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.95

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jason a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2009

Strengths:    low weight

Weaknesses:    The face plate is too thin. May snap in two without warning!

Bottom Line:   
I very nearly lost life and/or limb due to this product. The face plate of the stem snapped in two spots simultaneously just beneath the two top titanium bolts. I was sprinting up a steep hill on the hoods. If I had been going ANY faster, I would not have been able to control the bike when the handlebars suddenly pivoted straight down. The stem was installed by the local bike shop by a mechanic that has been there for years whom I trust. They always do good work. I don't normally write reviews, but what happened with this stem scared the heck out of me. Don't let it happen to you!

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Favorite Ride:   criterium

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Ritchie, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Specialized Tarmac, Ksyrium ES. Goes fast downhill.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S.P. Barclay a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2006

Strengths:    -LIGHT!!!
-Great steerer clamp design
-Nice looks and feel
-A little out of vogue, so easy to buy used or NOS

Weaknesses:    -Weak, flexy bar clamp
-Finicky threads, but nothing a good coat of white lithium grease will not help.

Bottom Line:   
No, that price was not a typo. I paid $.87 for this on eBay, so you know I'm going to be honest. It's a totally decent stem. It's surprisingly light for an alloy stem (and mine was 120mm!). But I honestly think you pay for it on the stiffness. The bar clamp is uninspiringly designed and rather flexy. The threads on mine did not exactly fit with standard metric allen capscrews. The steerer clamp is well thought-out, with a bullet shape and strong design. It has a very nice anodized silver frosting and typical Deda sexiness.

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Favorite Ride:   A rainy century in northern Kentucky

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli Groove
Bontrager Race Lite

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

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Polaris a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2004

Strengths:    Light, Stiff, cheap, good-looking.

Weaknesses:    I have heard horror stories of Deda threads stripping. I have not used the item long enough to experience problems.

Bottom Line:   
140mm, satin black, 2 bolt silver front panel, curvey like 3TTT Mutant. This stem is fairly light. I don't know the exact weight. It is much stiffer than my old cinelli quill. This could be attributed to many factors including fork, headset, and handlebars. However, I believe in this stem and the great deal I got.

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Favorite Ride:   Smooth, with the wind

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Various taiwanese and Italian threaded and threadless offerings

Bike Setup:   90's steel giordana, c-record, mavic cosmos. TT handlebars.

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

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003

Strengths:    Clean, simple, strong (130mm)

Weaknesses:    Not as trendy as some oversize units etc.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this when I changed over to A-Head set up from quill. Had a scary experience with a CODA welded stem which cracked and nearly broke. Zero looks clean and simple. No problems with installation. Much stiffer than my pervious set up.

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Favorite Ride:   Airport Ride Brisbane

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Mail order

Similar Products Used:   CODA welded quill x 2

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 3, Dura-Ace, Mavic CXP-30s, Fizik Pave

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