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Is the Performance Forte pro stem any good?(4 posts)

Is the Performance Forte pro stem any good?BAi9302010
Sep 20, 2003 1:06 PM
It's on sale for 35 bucks and at 135 grams it weighs less than most stems that cost $100 more. Granted it is a Performance Generic stem and it doesn't have a name brand on it (but it does look a lot like the Deda newton and Ritchey WCS). anyone have any experience with this stem?
my bad it's $25 not 35, even better!! (nm)BAi9302010
Sep 20, 2003 1:07 PM
built up an MTB for a friend with oneweiwentg
Sep 20, 2003 3:24 PM
no complaints, I doubt it's 135g (didn't weigh, definitely not too heavy), but he hasn't had the bike long. I MIGHT have heard a rumor on MTBR that they're made in the same factory as the Ritchey stems, and I wouldn't be surprised. the finish looks cheap, but I would not be surprised if it was a ritchey comp, or even pro, just rebadged.
I have one or two that I have used to try out different lengthsbill
Sep 21, 2003 4:40 PM
before plunking down the change on a chi-chier stem. They are not as stiff as better stems, but they work.