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    Stems!!!!!

    Looking at a Truvativ Stylo for an upgrade....what have you upgraded to?

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    Thomson Elite X4

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    Those are the other 2 i'm looking at

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    I have a Ritchey WCS 4-axis that is nice and light. Not too expensive either.

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    Answer AM Rove. Stiffer than the Thomson.

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    Thomson here too, it does a great job of holding my handlebar to the rest of my bike.

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    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.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    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
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    Thomson! You can go cheap on stems, but Thomson makes wonderful stems in the USA!

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    + 1 on the Thomson x4. Have them on three bikes. Always buy used for relatively short money
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    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.

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    ritchey wcs c260 stem.

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    Ritchey WCS Axis in Wet Black

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    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.

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    Nothing says 29er Components like 'STEMS!!!!!'
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Ritchey WCS 4-axis.

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    Thomson X4, but make sure it's 29er compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    nothing says 29er components like 'stems!!!!!'
    bad@ss!

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    +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.
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    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.

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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
    I don't think they make the CF one for mountain bikes anymore - I wonder why not...
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