Race Face Prodigy Stem

DESCRIPTION

Similar in design to our SYStem, the Prodigy stem is forged, heat-treated and machined from 6061 aluminum. This stem features no welds, which gives it a higher impact strength and increased fatigue life in comparison to welded stems.

Built For: the rider looking for the solid performance of a non-welded stem at a reasonable price.

Size: 80, 100, 110, 120 and 130mm
Rise: 8’
Warranty: 2 years
Colours: powder coated (shred red, back in black, team white) anodized (shiny silver)

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 16, 2006]
k3n!f
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks, stiffness, doesn't creak, bolts do up on the side, confidence inspiringly solid.

Weakness:

Uhhhh none that I can think of.

A genuine fit and forget product. Bought it 2 years ago on special, haven't had to think about it since =D

Similar Products Used:

IKE light (that cracked)

[Feb 03, 2002]
todd
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

looks

Weakness:

striprd out just putting it on. did not even get it thight.

threeds should hold up better than this.

Similar Products Used:

kore

[Feb 20, 2004]
Kevin
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to install, looks good and bolts are out my way.

Weakness:

???

I got this stem to up grade from the stock higher rising stem that came with my bike. I bought it with the sette duo riser bar as a package deal. Seems easy to install, and looks cool haven't really rode much on it...yet. bottom line nice stem....nice price.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized, kore

[Nov 25, 2003]
Justin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Looks Good
-Light
-Cheap

Weakness:

-None Yet

The bottom line is, I needed a new stem. My old Spezialized stem flexed a tad (I weight about 180lbs) and finally the bottom handlebar bolt stripped out. I bought this stem b/c of the Raceface name and the fact that I got it pretty damn cheap. So far I've been very happy with it and I would reccomend it to anyone as well as buy it again.

Similar Products Used:

Spezialized

[Dec 26, 2005]
Kevin McMahon
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Perfect. Canada rules. The bolt setup is very well done, making it clean and simple. I have bashed my knee before on stems on tricky trails when I get clipped out or whatever, and having no boltheads to destroy me is awesome.

Weakness:

None!

It works great! no problems, holds the bar really well, creaks when it's loose and needs some cleaning, but it's reasonable light and cheap. If you want something lighter, you have to pay a loooot more.

Similar Products Used:

Raceface Evolve Stem 2005

[Jul 27, 2002]
Stenchy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, good looking, does not creak like everyone says it does.

Weakness:

none

A great stem for not alot of cash. It does not creak and I weigh 200 lbs. It mounts straight, I dont know whats the matter with the rest of these reviewers, they have no mechanical touch. They need to have their local shop work on their bikes, its obvious. This stem does its job!

Similar Products Used:

specialized stems

[Sep 02, 2002]
Andy Orr
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff, light, good value, sensible rise, comes in a wide variety of lengths.

Weakness:

A little finicky to set up straight if you don't do it right.

I bought this stem to replace the flexy and noisy OEM Titec that came stock on my 2002 Giant AC Air Lite (great trail bike). My first choice was a 110 X 15 Thomson I had laying around but the 15 degrees of rise was a little too much when the fork was in 5 inch mode. The 8 degree rise of the Prodigy was more like what I was used to.

So far, I have been very happy with this stem. I weigh 215 lbs and I have not had any problem with flex or creaking as described in other reviews. I have noticed that the stem can get a little cockeyed during install but it's easily corrected by "directing the stem" - giving the ends of the handlebars a quick tap with your fist - and tightening the mounting screws evenly.

Dollar for dollar, I think this stem is one of the best values out there.

Similar Products Used:

Thomson Elite, RF SyStem, Titec, Syncros, Specialized

[May 02, 2003]
Mark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

works great

Weakness:

none

After I bought the bike, I never really thought about the stem again....a sign that it's doing its job well (and quietly).
I buy another one without hesitation!

Similar Products Used:

titec, coda, axiom

[Mar 28, 2002]
Mad dog
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Looks cool. Not heavy. The faceplate has two slots (or sights) that allow you to see the handlebar and gauge its angle (if your HB has tick lines indicating center) before clamping it down. This make is easy to set up. Bolts are on the side - not the back: this makes for one less thing to bust your n*ts on.

Weakness:

Not as light as Easton's. Doesn't enjoy movies.

Affordable, pratical, just what a stem should be.

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager (also with sideways bolts) MANY generic aluminum

[Oct 31, 2004]
Mark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Look, feel, finish

Weakness:

none

Beautiful stem. Completely stiff with no flex whatsoever. The Finish is very nice. The best part is not having the bolts at the rear of the stem, but at the side. Very clean design. No noise.

Similar Products Used:

various, too many....

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