This is a really good stem for the money. The higher end stems might be lighter but not any tougher than this one, I run this on my road machine and my XC mountain bike. Very happy with it.
I bought this to shorten my reach to the handle bars. This is a solid looking stem. After reading other reviews about bolts breaking on stems I feel confident about putting this on my bike.
Dependable quality at a reasonable price. I just put this stem on my travel bike, and although it is not the lightest it seems like a good balance between quality, function, weight, and price.
I've got stubby legs, so I always have to ride a frame that is smaller than what my torso fits. This really helped me stretch out on the bike. I am much more comfortable on my ride now!