Cinelli Groove Nero Stems

DESCRIPTION

  • Construction: hot forged from Al 6061 T6 Alloy, black/silver or silver/black anodized.
  • Sizes: 90-100-110-120-130-140
  • Clamp diameter: 26.0
  • Fork clamp diameter: 28.6 (1 1/8") with reduction to 25.4 (1")
  • Angle: 80°
  • Weight: 180 gr./110

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Dec 07, 2006]
    rubenxaus
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Super cool, makes every handlebar looks classic.

    Weakness:

    Sticker on the front clamp went off on purchase. And a little tricky to get the bar clamp tightened... tends to need more torque getting those screws done over time. Bits of aluminum came out with screws, showing the threads damaged. No I didn't bother using torque wrenches, but with something this heavy, you'd expect it to be over engineered. That's the reason for a 4 points.

    Looks fantastic. I first fitted it with an Italian shallow drop, and then changed to some ergo things. It was just superb. So reluctant to replace it by an 120mm ITM BigOne for some more reach (the Groove was a 110). Didn't notice any flex, but maybe it's that I hadn't got the power. Weight? Who cares!

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    [Mar 02, 2006]
    S.P. Barclay
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    -Solid clamp design! -STIFF -Smooth edges and aerodynamic profile -Slightly out-of-vogue, so easy to find used or NOS

    Weakness:

    -A little on the weighty side, but not terribly so. -Absurd retail prices, but hey, we're cyclists. We don't worry about that kind of thing, right?

    My first impression of the stem was that it is too narrow at the bar clamp and too heavy. But it really has some monster grip at both clamps, and has stiffness to match the weight. I think this is probably the stiffest 26.0mm stem available. I am told it is hideously expensive at retail price. You can typically find a new one on eBay for $15-40 and it is most definitely worth the price.

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    [Jun 15, 2002]
    Pygme
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Stiff and stylish

    Weakness:

    Could be lighter.

    I like it. It is stiff and stylish. I;d rather the face plate be black like the rest, but it is nice none the less. Like I said, the stem is stiff and relatively light. It inspires confidence. A nice touch is the "groove" on bith sides of the stem. It is a really comfortable resting place for your thumbs as you climb with your hands on the top of the bars.

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    [Mar 04, 2002]
    normrock
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    good looking on my ride,

    Weakness:

    the wieght is almost as much as my fork,about the same as other stems

    a very solid stem,good looking,no production flaws.I just switched from a crap front end(steel)to look with threadless,everything is totaly different for the better.

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