ITM 95 Magnesium Stem Stems

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[Sep 20, 2003]
James Pappaconstantine
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

It's light

Weakness:

It isn't strong enough.

This is the second ITM Magnesium stem that has broken in the exact same spot. (the lower clamp.) These were both installed with a torque wrench to the exact specs dictated by ITM. The second was torqued under my supervision, yet I still ended up with a $250.00 paperweight. ITM should redesign this stem before they end up with a law suit.

[Jun 18, 2003]
npuente
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very light

Weakness:

Always use a torque to adjust

Yhe lightest stem ever used, never had a problem

Similar Products Used:

ITM the big one

[May 18, 2003]
sbess
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Weight, stiffness

Weakness:

Duh

Ever have a stem clamp break in two on a 35mph decent? Hit a small bump and CRACK!, the bars dropped and miraculously I was able to stay aboard and gingerly brake to a stop. Fourtunatly it was a strait stretch. When I put this bike together, weight was a high priority, but todays events have revolutionized my thinking on that front. Though I was under the impression when purchasing this stem that it is quite stiff and rugged as mell as light. Judging from the sound it made as it cracked, I would imagine that brittle would be an apropriate descriptive as well. I'm 195lbs and ride pretty hard for a 50 yr. old, but not at competetive or even aggressive club level. I would be surprised if this bike/stem have 10,000 mis. to date. I understand that it is critical to not over torque bolts, and as far as I know, mine was properly installed, having been built up by the owner of a high end shop. Perhaps I'll chose this model again if I ever come back as a 130lb. Columbian climber.

[Oct 09, 2002]
jpf34
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

It's light

Weakness:

It's fragile and not warrented. The "biege" color is a bit unsightful.

Bought The Stem in June 02. Was installed by professional bike mechanic at local bike store. Is broken at stem flang after about 1800 miles. I weigh 175 lbs. Moral of story, it may be too light if you need durability.

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Going to either DEDA or EASTON.

[Aug 28, 2002]
Levon Devian
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Wieght 90g

Weakness:

UGLY as all hell...

GREAT STEM. 90g is awesome. I am 220 pounds and i think its stiff stiff stiff.... no problems with flex at all... Had to bead blast it so i could paint it.

Similar Products Used:

None

[May 29, 2002]
Kiwi_zg
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Weight, at 95g it's super light and strong

Weakness:

price, don't overtighten the Ti bolts.

This is the lightest stem I've used.I think this is the lightest stem out there at the moment. Had no problems with stiffness, I am 145 lbs.

Similar Products Used:

3TTT Zepp, Icon Stering, Cinelli quill.

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