The Good: Stiff
The Bad: Not exactly light either
I have this stem on my '10 GT Force along with a set of Spank bars that are 762mm long. It's a great combo for all mountain riding. I do wish sometimes that the stem was about 10mm longer for some of the more XC'ish type riding I do but all in all I really like how stiff it is and in white it looks as awesome as it feels. It's not the heaviest stem out there but its not exactly light either.