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Trek Team questions about training stems(5 posts)

Trek Team questions about training stemsdunkind
May 2, 2003 5:03 AM
OLN shows them (especially Tyler) riding a bike with a quill stem. Just curious why...Not old footage. ON right now as a matter of fact.
re: Trek Team questions about training stemsraptorUW
May 2, 2003 5:23 AM
tyler rides for csc now -- so i think you're seeing old footage. let me guess -- bicycle journal -- that show often includes older shots. USPS rode quill stems in the tour in 1999.
re: Trek Team questions about training stemsCARBON110
May 2, 2003 5:26 AM
The stems in '99 were horrible and dangerous. Thats why they pulled them. There were reports of stem failure of some kind on Treks. You got a free replacement at the end of 99 and on
re: Trek Team questions about training stemsAndy M-S
May 2, 2003 10:47 AM
The stems were Trek's "Icon" house brand with a removeable faceplate. Some of the stems (both quill and threadless) had a problem with the threads stripping out, with the result that the handlebar could come loose. Stems like these were replaced, no questions asked.

Trek seems to have since phased out the "Icon" marque, using Bontrager instead.

Notably, the photos I've seen of Lance, et al., riding threaded stems in the Tour do NOT show the Icon model, but something more classical looking--Cinelli, I think.
re: Trek Team questions about training stemsBroomwagon
May 2, 2003 11:28 AM
I believe the stems used by Postal during the '99 Tour were Cinelli Grammo titanium stems.