Syncros Hinged Quill Stem

DESCRIPTION

  • The logic of the bioval design. The oval widens and flattens at the handlebar side to provide heightened lateral rigidity, increased torsional resistance and laser-guided steering control.
  • Accept no compromise. All Syncros stems are heat-treated and artifically aged for maximum strength and fatigue resistance. That means a longer life. For your stem. And your skeleton.
  • No detail is too small. Like hand mitered joints, hand tig-welding and back gas purging. Not to mention a Power Zit to reduce the stress at the end of a weld. Craftsmanship lives.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Nov 30, 2010]
    xmessenger
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    High Quality construction,design and execution.Stiff and light.

    Weakness:

    zero

    First I'd like to point out this is for the "Hinged Cattleprod," NOT the "Cattlehead"(non quill),as described in the title (although with an incorrect photo).
    I am very pleased with this stem as it is noticeably lighter and stiffer, delivering an instant and precise steering.This stem borders on art with the amount of thought and detail in the build, like the machined-out alloy wedge.I had always wanted this stem but couldn't afford one, so when I saw this beauty for just $35 I new it would be the best $35 I'd spend.Oh and it just looks so sweet on my retro ride:p

    Similar Products Used:

    kona velocity, Stock RM steel quill and Answer ATAC Quill.

    [Jul 20, 1999]
    Fred
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

    PLEASE SYNCROS change the top cap.....make it from aluminium....anything, accept that so called glass fibre crap. As long as you don't redesign your stem a lot of other manufacturers like ControlTech (Team Issue Stem) or Easton are going to out sell you.
    PLEASE SNYCROS...listen to these critism and DO SOMETHING. If you don't listen, other manufacturers will.
    PLEASE SYNCROS....do not behave the way other rich successful corporate giants behave....all talk and hype but no action.
    Signed a very disappointed Synros fan.

    [Sep 24, 1998]
    Ron
    weekend warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

    I agree with Todd's statement below. I tried the hinged DH model, and the plastic cap sucks. After getting the stem home, I read the instructions only to find out that you need another washer as well - but they don't supply it! And because of the slanted ahead stem, you can't use your existing cap. For $115, you'd think they'd be able to get this right. I ended up returning the Syncros stem and picked up a $20 Tahoma stem that works great!

    [Jul 16, 1997]
    Gabeman
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have a '95 Cattleprod stem, and it is perfect. That's about all there is to say. Looks great, strong, light, right size (140mm x 0), and I found it cheap because I run a 1.

    [Jun 10, 1996]
    Paul Wilson
    weekend warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING

    I got this stem because I needed something with a higher rise. I was having elbow pain similar to tennis elbow and I figured having the bar be higher and closer to me would allow me to bend my arms. Well, it worked. I got a 130mm, 15degree rise stem and now my elbow feels great. I'm also wearing some nice Specialized gloves and an arm rap but I have no more pain. The stem seems to be exceptionally well made and gives a nice solid feel. I also like the fact that there are no binder bolts on the back of the stem. Downsides? A removable cap to hold the handlebar would have been nice so I didn't have to take my grips, brake levers and shifters off to install it, although this is probably a stronger and lighter design. The price is kind of high also. I'll give it five stars for constuction and feel but 4 stars for price.

    [Jun 04, 1996]
    David
    weekend warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING



    I am writing this one to pass on some info I got from a guy at Interloc RD. I was looking into a Ti stem to take the edge off. I called this place and the guy said that at 185 lbs. there was no way. He recomended syncros, saying that their design and construction were really good. I ended up getting one, and it is great. Very light, super solid with huge welds, and actually damps the vibration of hits really well. I had an old control tech before, and there is big difference in solidness of the feel.

    [Nov 01, 1997]
    Paul Hiles
    weekend warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have had a syncros stem on my last two bikes, and I have been very
    impressed by their strength, lightweight and durability. The cattlehead
    stem is amongst the lightest aheadstems available, but it is still incredibly
    strong. It is extremely well made and looks great on any bike.

    [Jan 08, 1997]
    Erik
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    This is a very cool stem. It's a beefy mother! I thought all the stuff about damping shock was going to be B.S. cuz i thought there was no way a stem could really do that at all. Howver, you can actually notice the lack of noise through your hands. Besides, everybody needs a little Syncros on their bike.

    [Jan 19, 1997]
    Peter Redin
    weekend warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have a Cattlehead stem, and I think it's good. It's stiff and it's light. But there's one major design flaw with Syncros ahead stems. Why do they have to have an angled opening with a special ahead cap for it? What purpose does this serve? If it's just for looks, then I think it's stupid. The cap that I have on my polished stem has lost all of its shine and is nothing more than a grey, shit color now. What's more, I can't use another makers' cap because of the angled cut. Overall, the stem works well, but next time I'm shopping for a stem, I'll be looking elsewhere.

    [Jul 26, 2000]
    Craig
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    You tell people your bike has Syncros parts and they think..."oooh, cool!". I like the black color.

    Weakness:

    Came stock on my GT and wouldn't work correctly right out of the box. No matter how hard I have tightened the hex bolt, the handlebars still swivel with relative ease. Local bike shop replaced with Titec Bil AL. Syncros looks are so-so compared to the big, burly tubing of the Big AL.

    When I bought the bike I thought the Syncros stem and handlebars looked real nice. On the trail, however, the stem made for a real cautious ride. Until I had it replaced I was nervous throwing it into corners. I know others really like this stem, but the one that came stock with my bike just wouldn't tighen. Maybe it was just a defective stem.

    Similar Products Used:

    Azonic, Titec

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