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Straitline SSC Stem

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “great looks at a price”

    The Good: strong, many color options, good looks

    The Bad: on the pricey side

    Overall Review:

    I've been running 2 of these on separate bikes for the last two years. This is a hands down gorgeous stem. Straitline was way ahead of the curve when they came out with this stem. There are many color options and it's a great accessory to the cockpit if you're looking for bike jewelry. It's perfect for handling DJ, All-mountain/enduro/ DH duties. While it's not the lightest stem in its class, it's also not the heaviest either.

    While it's one of the few stems I would put on my bike, Straitline has a lot more competition these days (thomson, easton havoc, spank, to name a few) that are at a lower price point and look just as good. These days it's hard to find the SSC stem retailing for under $100.

    “Best 35mm Stem Out There!”

    The Good: Strong, light, clamps on solid, slides on steerer tube without any resistance, many colors available, looks good.

    The Bad: The 2 bolts that clamp the stem to the steerer tube have rusted on mine.

    Overall Review:

    This is one of the best stems I've used. I basically installed it and never had to even think about it again. I like short stems, so the 35mm option is why I got this one (I had a Thomson 50mm that was great also, just too long for my liking). The only issue is the rust on the inside of the two steerer clamp hex bolts, but it doesn't concern me (just figured I'd note it here). I'd highly recommend this stem, mine has lasted years and is still going strong. Actually, I'd recommend all Straitline products, I have the De Facto pedals too and they're as solid as this stem!

    “Strong yet light ...”

    The Good: Strong, light and looks great are the good features of this stem. I believe those features came from the the material, design and how it been manufactured. The power transfer from your body to the handlebar and front wheel is effective.

    The Bad: There are few features that i dont like about this. those are the tag price ...seller price ... and .take out price..

    Overall Review:

    I highly recommend this as the chosen stem for enduro, aggresive AM, single crown's Freeride, light dh and DJ. So far i really feel confidence to take out berm and fast speed single track, and  i control my bike through this stem not the other around.

    “Top notch craftsmanship and look”

    The Good: Strength and design

    The Bad: You'll pay for quality here

    Overall Review:

    The edgy angles are the first thing you admire about this work of art but it won't be the last. The simple, no fuss design is easy to install and the strength is something you'll never question as you rip the sketchy line you've been eyeing. The one thing I would like to see is more sizes please: 42 mm would fit nicely between the 35 and 50 mm options.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


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    Steer Diameter
    Miscellaneous Designed to be lightweight yet rugged CNC-machined in British Columbia, Canada Comes with a custom engraved removable top cap Zero rise 31.8mm clamp x 1 1/8 threadless 180g approx.
    Price $71.46
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry