DEDA Zero Stem Stems

DEDA Zero Stem Stems 

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[Oct 18, 2009]
jason
Road Racer

Strength:

low weight

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

Ritchie, Specialized

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 02, 2006]
S.P. Barclay
Recreational Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Cinelli Groove Bontrager Race Lite

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 09, 2004]
Polaris
Road Racer

Strength:

Light, Stiff, cheap, good-looking.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Various taiwanese and Italian threaded and threadless offerings

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 23, 2003]
davidR
Road Racer

Strength:

Clean, simple, strong (130mm)

Weakness:

Not as trendy as some oversize units etc.

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.

Similar Products Used:

CODA welded quill x 2

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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