Bontrager SSR Stem Stem Review

1.40 out of 5
Weight: 194 grams
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March 11, 2013
Model/Year: 90mm

Pros: Inexpensive
Not that heave

Cons: only two bolts to hold bars in place
a bit too much flex during rides.

Recommendation: I feel better with a 4 bolt clamp for the bars. And it is a bit to flexi for me.

December 21, 2012
Pros: stays in one piece?

Cons: Heavy
Bolts suck

Recommendation: This is the complete opposite of what you want out of a stem. When looking for stems, use this as what not to buy. I used to install these all day on trek bikes, and it never ceased to amaze me how cheap and crappy they are....

December 12, 2012
Pros: - Looks nice
- has been durable so far
- decent entry level stem
- inexpensive

Cons: - does not seem to sturdy
- inexpensive = cheeply made
- only 2 bolts

Recommendation: This stem came stock on my Trek 3700. I am not a huge fan but I may be spoiled by my Race Face componant group on my Anthem. Two bolts just doesnt instill the confidence one would really want when riding seriously technical singletrack.

December 11, 2012
Model/Year: 90mm

Pros: Holds the Handlebars

Cons: 2 bolt design, feels like it is going to break

Recommendation: This is by far the most flexible stem that I have ever used. On anything rough, even with a suspension fork, it feels like it is about to break in half. It came stock on my bike and it was one of the first things I changed.

December 11, 2012
Model/Year: SSR 105mm

Pros: -Cheap
-Light weight
-Can be flipped either way for 10 or -10 degrees of rise

Cons: -Flexy
-Cheaply Made
-Only 2 bolts on face plate to hold handlebar in place

Recommendation: Not a fan of this cheap stem. Flexes too much and I do not have trust in the 2 bolt face plate to hold the handlebar in place.

Bontrager SSR Stem 1.40 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.