Ritchey Pro Stems

3.79/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.95

Product Description

Ritchey Pro Road Stem 100mm. With it's unique texured inner claming surface this stem is a perfect pair with a carbon handlebar.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trouble a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2011

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Everything about Ritchey components is weak and their customer service is the worst in this industry

Bottom Line:   
Bought this for my second bike to experiment with setup so that I had another spare stem.
Bolts stripped out, wouldn't hold position and it finally cracked. Pretty much useless like a lot of the Ritchey products I've since stopped using.

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Favorite Ride:   Eastside

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager is all I own now, the best customer service
Thompson stuff is the best and Ritchey knows it.

Bike Setup:   Steel

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matthew a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2008

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    lack of stifness

Bottom Line:   
13cm length. I find this stem to be too flexable for hard climbing/sprinting but it absorbs road iregularities well

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Favorite Ride:   hills

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   wiggle

Similar Products Used:   itm(varius models)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jjohnlee a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2005

Strengths:    Great Value!

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice stem for the money. Stiff enough for me and I am not exactly small (6'03 at 185lbs). I bought the MTB version for my Kona and I love that one too!

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Favorite Ride:   any ride is a good ride

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Bike Setup:   Fuji Team with full Ultegra

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stackhouse a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap, light and stiff.

Weaknesses:    Bolts strip out easily.

Bottom Line:   
After talking with another friend who had a bolt strip out while installing a new ritchey pro stem, I thought I should pass along my recent experience. Although, I was careful threading in the bolts, one of the four face bolts used to install the bar stripped out of my stem as well. I then installed a longer bolt and was able to put a lock nut on the back side of the stem for security. Amazingly though when I pushed down hard on the bar to test the set up, a different bolt popped its threads, and the bar came loose. Scary.

I'm not well sure how Ritchey warrantees their products, but I don't think I'll find out because I wouldn't trust a replacement after this experience.

After failing with this and the flexy WCS stem, I guess I'll have to venture out of the value market to look at $100+ stems for something that's light, stiff, and secure, if not cheap.

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Bike Setup:   Ridley Icarus w/ DA 10

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

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2004

Strengths:    Light, strong, relatively inexpensive.

Bottom Line:   
What can I say? If you think that a stem should be a reliable and light piece of metal that consistantly connects the handlebars to the bike and NOT made of some obscure element that costs as much as a mortgage payment, the Ritchey Pro is for you. Not much more to say. I like this stem. I have never had any problems with slippage or flex. I like the redundancy of 4 plate bolts instead of 2, and the finish is pretty. The opposing stem bolts and offset angle of both the clamp and spacer shim indicate well thought out engineering.

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Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   ITM Mantis, Cinelli, TTT

Bike Setup:   LeMond Chambery, Ultegra Gruppo, Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels

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