So I’ve been riding this stem For 5 months. I can’t say enough good things about my Hussefelt handlebars. I have used some other Hussefelt Products and had good experiences. On the other hand. While this stem has done exactly what it was supposed to do. Hold my handlebars where I want them. From the first ride it creaked. Just a little bit at first. As time has gone I would call it disturbing now. I know the price is right on this stem. I don’t feel like it’s going to break (sort of mostly). Anytime soon anyway fingers crossed. I need to get like one more week out of it before my new stem comes. The creaking just does not inspire confidence. The fit up on the steer tube is little bit on the loose side of things. That’s with the bolts completely backed out. I hate Stems that need to be spread with a screwdriver. You know you’ve done it too. This definitely is not one of those. In my opinion The stem could use a little more material on the shoulder where it comes in contact with the headset spacer. This is where I think the creaking noise comes from. I have ordered a new Stem. Raceface review coming soon. Some sort of a rating system coming soon.