Stems!!!!!

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  • 04-08-2012
    cocean
    Stems!!!!!
    Looking at a Truvativ Stylo for an upgrade....what have you upgraded to?
  • 04-08-2012
    Dry Side
    Thomson Elite X4
  • 04-08-2012
    QuickSilverZ
    Raceface Turbine
  • 04-08-2012
    cocean
    Those are the other 2 i'm looking at
  • 04-08-2012
    2002maniac
    I have a Ritchey WCS 4-axis that is nice and light. Not too expensive either.
  • 04-08-2012
    DrDon
    Answer AM Rove. Stiffer than the Thomson.
  • 04-08-2012
    JoshM
    Thomson here too, it does a great job of holding my handlebar to the rest of my bike.
  • 04-08-2012
    kapusta
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cocean View Post
    Looking at a Truvativ Stylo for an upgrade....what have you upgraded to?

    As long as it is a half decent 4-bolt face plate design, I have noticed little difference between stems other than weight. I went from a Thomson to a $14 Nashbar stem (wanted to try a different length) and I could not tell a bit of difference.
  • 04-08-2012
    thomllama
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    As long as it is a half decent 4-bolt face plate design, I have noticed little difference between stems other than weight. I went from a Thomson to a $14 Nashbar stem (wanted to try a different length) and I could not tell a bit of difference.

    yup. I agree, got a Easton EA 70 over a Thompson as it was like 1/2 the price and actually lighter :rolleyes:
  • 04-08-2012
    DFYFZX
    Ritchey C260
  • 04-08-2012
    R900
    Thomson! You can go cheap on stems, but Thomson makes wonderful stems in the USA!
  • 04-08-2012
    trodaq
    + 1 on the Thomson x4. Have them on three bikes. Always buy used for relatively short money
  • 04-08-2012
    Guy.Ford
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
    Answer AM Rove. Stiffer than the Thomson.

    Bold statement. Do you have actual proof or is this just your personal opinion? Thomson has video proof on their site as to how strong and stiff their stems are, so I would be most anxious to see any proof regarding the Answer stem.

    I have an FSA SL-K Black 90mm x 6* on my bike currently.
  • 04-08-2012
    kalak
    ritchey wcs c260 stem.
  • 04-08-2012
    frdfandc
    Ritchey WCS Axis in Wet Black
  • 04-08-2012
    FireSpitter
    I've been having different stems (Both heavy & light ones) and none of them make any difference. The only thing important is their length. Currently on KCNC Flyride. Cheap & light.
  • 04-08-2012
    highdelll
    Nothing says 29er Components like 'STEMS!!!!!' :thumbsup:
  • 04-08-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    Syntace F109
  • 04-08-2012
    pelotoner
    Ritchey WCS 4-axis.
  • 04-08-2012
    eurospek
    Thomson X4, but make sure it's 29er compatible.
  • 04-09-2012
    NYrr496
    Loaded Components. I was a sucker for the green ano.
  • 04-09-2012
    FarNRTHFatty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    nothing says 29er components like 'stems!!!!!' :thumbsup:

    bad@ss!
  • 04-09-2012
    appleSSeed
    +1 on the made in the USA comment.

    The reason why all my bikes wear Chris King and Thomson components.

    edit: that's not a jab towards anyone and I'm not against global commerce, I just support when and where I can afford too and especially if the quality is equal or above other components in the same class.
  • 04-09-2012
    eurospek
    But the best part about Thomson bits is I rarely lose more than $5 selling them used online on here, ebay or Pinkbike. It's the only bike part brand that truly holds its value over time.
  • 04-09-2012
    BigwheelsRbest
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    Bada$$ Bonty carbon xXx
    Picked up this bad boy on eBay for my FleaBay 29er project - I think it might just be my favourite bit :D
    I don't think they make the CF one for mountain bikes anymore - I wonder why not...