Easton EA90 Stems

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Easton EA90 Stems 

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The Easton EA90 is Easton’s lightest stem and the choice of World Champion Cadel Evans and his Professional Tour BMC team as well as top cross country riders. The Easton EA90 is made from advanced aluminum tubing and 3D forging pro...

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[Aug 27, 2013]
Frederick
Road Racer

Strength:

Looks great, stiff, -10 degree rise was needed and therefore a strength

Weakness:

Maybe not the lightest....but hey, it's not a rotating part so no big deal.

After reading the previous review, I figured I should provide commentary. I too have this stem mated with an FSA Carbon bar. I used a little carbon grease as is recommended with carbon posts (FSA grease in fact) and haven't so much as had the slightest movement of the bars. I am a 200+ lb sprinter (former college and semi-pro football player) with an upper body that still gets me made fun of by my racing teammates. I'm not sure if carbon grease is the trick but this stem has performed perfectly for me.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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[Mar 16, 2010]
quasi888
Recreational Rider

Strength:

Looks great, especially in white. Not the lightest (133g for 100mm/31.8) but certainly not bad. Available in a couple different rise configurations.

Weakness:

Um, it didn't do its job for me.

I was looking for a new stem for my new road build and was immediately drawn to the clean lines of the 2010 Easton EA90 in white. Sadly, despite following the directions for its top clamp design, and torquing it to my carbon bar's (FSA K-Wing) torque specs, the bars would rotate within the clamps, especially if I was sprinting out of the saddle. (In fact, I nearly crashed because of this.) Apparently a few other carbon bar owners have had similar experiences with this stem. Not sure if it's bad clamp design, not enough clamping surface in the machined top plate, or just poor manufacturing tolerances for this particular unit, but it's just not up to the task of handling a big 200-lb sprinter like me. It's going back to the shop, and the venerable Thomson X2 is on the way. It might work for you, but personally, I wouldn't take the chance.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey Comp, Thomson X2

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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