Originally posted by Kev
I don't like the part where it says in the warning
“The Stem” is not compromised by prolonged use "
That isn't a warning, that's a good thing. I mean, do you want it to be compromised by prolonged use?
What it says is, "make sure it is not compromised by prolonged use."--that means check it for damage after high stress or several years of use, as you would any component of a bicycle.
It also says, "...and do not hesitate to replace it if it has been mounted for a number of years and has been much used." Obviously, it is designed to last at least "a number of years".
It is a very soft metal stem that is ultra light so extra care must be taken. It is also a very good stem and I like ITM's stuff alot. Very good quality.