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I've had this stem for 18 months on my hardtail and like it so much I've had another for my new project. The stem is light weight and robust, and I've had no issues with it at all.
Lovely stealth graphics, nicely finished stem, feels solid and 100g lighter than the stem it replaced :)
The stem is beautifully machined and finished, totaly secure and really looks the part on my new Ti hard tail. Longevity is important and I have no reason to believe this stem would not be able to outlive my new frame.
It's a good buy at whatever price you pay for it.
After much searching for a stem with the right length, rise, weight and looks, I finally found it! I bought a Thomson X4 50mm which was just a bit too short....but it was also ugly and 174g! This Haven stem is a lot like my Race Face Turbine, really well made and looks really good from a distance or up the close. The all black one has very understated graphics which I find appealing for my 'stealth' bandit build. The cut out face plate makes it easy to align your bars correctly and to which angle you prefer. The bolts are nice and sturdy unlike the ones on the X4 too. I don't feel any flex either when running 740mm bars. Great performance and only 135g (weighed on my scales)
Only done one ride but noticeably stiffer than the 70mm Thomson stem it replaced.
Looks awesome, beautifully made, LIGHT and feels like it will never break. Has that "is there anything in this bag?" lightness.
The Mag alloy colour is a little unusual - don't assume it will match the more converntional Alu silver of the bars as it doesn't but depending upon taste you may not mind the mix.
Looks and feels very much like a properly grown up part.
With no doubt, in my opinion, the best looking stem there is! Very nice finish, smart clamping of the bar that makes it easy to get it right every time. Will be hard keeping eyes on the trail with this mounted!
Superb stem, strong light and beautifully made, excellent.
Love my new stem; the quality of this product is great is clearly very well made (with good clear instructions). Coupled with my wider handlebars it has increased the feel of my 29'er no end, having also improved my overall position on the bike.
Communication to do with my order was great, and the speed at which it was received was very impressive. Great service Merlin - thanks :)
Looks Nice - feels well made!
Awesome Stem. You can't buy any better quality than this. Light & strong. Perfect for trail, super D & endure. A+
Tough stem, with appealing looks at a good price.
FAST DELIVERY FROM MERLIN CYCLES :-)
THIS IS A LOVELY BIT OF KIT LOOKS AWESOME AND IS WELL MADE. GOING FROM THE FACTORY STEM ABOUT 90/100 MM TO THIS AND THE BIKE IS SO MUCH BETTER ON FAST TERRAIN AND ROUND TIGHT CORNERS, MORE RESPONSIVE AS WELL. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND FOR RED ROUTES BLACK ROUTES AGAINEST STOCK STEMS.
Almost a piece of art, not sure about the graphics but other than that, great.
Bought when changing to 31.8mm Haven bars and a perfect match to...lighter than my old Thomson Elite stem (25.4mm) and just as well finished.
A lovely stem. Machining is of the highest order with a lovely finish. The stem is also nice an light yet still stiff. Highly recommended.
This stem has transformed they way I ride(mostly xc) for the better. I chose the 70mm length which was shorter that the stock stem I had lived with for over a year! The black/silver colourway looks awesome on my rockrider 8.1 I would definately recomend this product to anyone! Fast delivery as always from merlin cycles.
Beautiful stem, superb finish, light and stiff. Recommended.
Very nice product, light and strong and looks cool
Nicely made stem with very tidy machining. The mag faceplate with black body makes for a nice finish to a build. Usually go for Thomson Elite X4 stems but thought I'd try the Haven for a change. Hardware appears to be of good quality, will see how well it stands up to British conditions now.
Great looking stem that holds my handle bars to my fork very well!
Excellent service and timely delivery from Merlin.
Light and strong, subtle graphics. Very quick delivery from Merlin as always.
Such a well finished stem, looks real good. Great to find such a good quality product at an excellent price but more importantly at that rarely available length of 55mm.
Excellent piece of kit, originally had a 70 mm stem and fitted the Easton haven at 55 mm! Has made the front end feel more responsive and a lot stiffer! Also really quick delivery from merlin
Amazing stem !! magnisium color its fantastic with my pitch pro !!
Being a cnc machinist I can see the time and effort put into this making this stem booth finish and quality is a very high standard as well as looking the part it also very light
Nice service fast delivery, 55mm stem weighed 134g, looks the business
Excellent service again. Quality product as advertised. The easton haven stem is super light and strong and at a low price, rapid delivery.
Beautifully machined stem and easy to install. Looks chunky but is very light.
Note that this stem is o degree only.
Love this stem !
I already have a Thomson, so it was interesting to compare the two. There's very little in it, but for me the Haven just wins due to the mix of black and polished alloy. I think it would look better with black bolts, but that's just because I'm a huge fan of Thomson black stem bolts.
The Haven has slightly sharper edges than a Thomson, and a bit more metal has been carved away. This certainly puts Easton right at the top row of stem manufacturers after a dody 'single bolt faceplate' period (my old EA70 was crap and creaked like hell).
I'll give Merlin 4 stars out of 5 because they sent me the wrong version (the invoice was correct, but didn't match the stem). Luckily the black with mag faceplate still looks gorgeous so I'm keeping it.
Awesome piece ok kit, looks fab as well as being light. Matches well with purchase of Easton haven alloy riser bars, excellent value
This is a beautifully machined product similar quality to a Thompson which is what it is replacing, feels as stiff as a Thompson and at the price I paid
second Haven stem I've bought from merlin, and its as faultless as the first, great product
Just received and set this up today and love it!!! Looks super strong but it's light as feather, matched up super well with the Haven bars, sweet....
Absolutely perfect stem to match my height and riding style. With the price and service I got from my first buy from Merlin, I'll be back!
Cool stem, super light, a little shorter than I needed to go so have just ordered the 70mm which should be just right for my Hard XC/Trail riding regulars.
Great stem at a great price..got it in the sale so happy days. Delivered within 2 days great service :)
Bought this stem because I needed a 70mm stem and Merlin were doing a great price on it. It looks fantastic and feels really well made with some lovely machining. Good wide bar clamp. Not the lightest stem but it still feels light and I know it's probably stronger than I need.
In 55mm form this is a very pretty thing, the shape and the quality of finish are spot on.
Great finish and super light. Great service from Merlin Cycles
Quality piece of kit.On par with thomson.
I bought this because it looks great but it's really light as well
From the moment I opened the swiftly delivered package I was impressed with this stem from Merlin. A great price to start with too. Bought to hold a set of Havoc Carbon bars and what a great Combo they make. The quality of finish is superb and the top-lock method of clamping the bars seems particularly intuitive. This stem has now been ridden for 4 rides and no creaks or bar movement (or flex) noted at all.
Strong, light and, er, cheap? Well, not as cheap as chips but very good value. Excellent stem.
Awesome quality. Love it.
Bought it From Merlin Cycles at a very good price.
Stem was shipped the same day :o)
Have bought a lot off stuf from Merlin, and shipping is allways fast, prices are low, custumor service is very good.
What more can i say.
I will keep buying from Merlin Cycles.
Really well made ,solid but not heavy.A high quality product which I would definitely recommend.Merlin cheaper than all the competition yet again!
Light, strong and beautifully made. Arrived the next day, very impressed.
I bought this stem to go with my Easton Haven carbon bars - both look and feel amazing - highly recommended