so I got this as a replacement for a stem on my '86 trek 400 road bike- first off I gotta say after riding the bike for about a year after installing it- I find my road bike feeling more like a hybrid bike- something at the time I liked however now, I dislike how tall my bars are- leaving me with the only option to change the stem out to one which isn't so tall and (bringing me to my 2nd point) more fitting on a road bike- yes this will work on any bike so long as the sizing is right but this stem is really meant for mountain bikes- I will, however, use it on my Schwinn High Serria build however my trek is getting a Nitto Young 3 stem soon as I can doublecheck my length with my fitter. overall I didn't care for the large UNO logo- which i polished off- the stem feels solid- if maybe a little heavy(partly why I came on here I'm trying to find out its weight) So in my case this wasn't the stem for me- BUT is an excellent stem for the price and would recommend and use again on another project
Summed up: should have taken more time to get the right height v reach and got a more fitting stem to the bike- the stem works as designed.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Affordable, Well Made, Great Styling
Works for: Commuting
February 26, 2016
reviewed by: A Guest
Over all well made with good finish. The 25.4 bar clamp did not fit well, took a lot of torque to clamp the bar securely. However, very good value as long as you keep in mind this a utility stem, not high-end.
Kalloy quill stems are my go-to affordable alternative to Nitto. When my goal is to build a really good all-round urban curb jumper, Kalloy stems keep the price down and the quality high! It's important to know what reach and angle measurements you want, there is absolute minimal adjustment available (as with any quill stem). This is maybe my 5th or 6th Kalloy stem, never had a dud!!