Race Face Turbine Stem

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Trail stem that needs one update

Rating:
The Good:

Looks great. Does not creak.

The Bad:

Steerer clamp bolts break due to design. Not made in North America

Overall Review:

I ran this stem on my MTB for a few seasons and quickly found that the bolts that clamp the stem to the steerer can break if your torquing the to spec. I work at a shop and have seen this issue many times now. It looks like the notch in the stem is too wide and when you tighten the bolts, it creates a lot of stress in the bolts.

The stem has now been moved to my commuter so I can run them "under torqued" without worrying about it.

Overall Review:

I ran this stem on my MTB for a few seasons and quickly found that the bolts that clamp the stem to the steerer can break if your torquing the to spec. I work at a shop and have seen this issue many times now. It looks like the notch in the stem is too wide and when you tighten the bolts, it creates a lot of stress in the bolts.

The stem has now been moved to my commuter so I can run them "under torqued" without worrying about it.

Top Tier Stem

Rating:
The Good:

This stem is a work of art! Beautiful, strong and lightweight. Also, good range of sizes for just about every rider.

The Bad:

Retail price is high, that being said, there are several online retailers that you can buy it from for cheaper.

Overall Review:

Bought this stem a while back along with the turbine handlebar (725mm) I went from the stock 75mm stem to this 60mm and I LOVE it! Its very stiff and strong, I weigh 230 lbs and have NO issues with flex the shorter reach was actually pretty dramatic change in feel, but for me it was a good thing, quicker steering response and no noticeable change in climbing prowess. Great looks just seal the deal! I'd buy again in an instant.

Specifications

Product Race Face Turbine Stem
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Material Machined 7075 aluminum
Clamp Diameter 31.8mm
Length
  • 60mm
  • 70mm
  • 90mm
  • 110mm
Rise Reversible + or - 6°
Steer Diameter 1 1/8"
Colors Black
Weight 0 lb 4.8 oz (135 g)
Miscellaneous Stack: 39.5mm
Weight listed is for a 90mm
4 bolt bar clamp
Price $94
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