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    AM stem?

    What is a good stem and handlebars for AM. Looks like my new am bike has a few xc components that will need to be upgraded.
    Trek Fuel EX8
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    Easton Haven Carbon Handlebars / Seatpost

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    Try the Split Second Stem from Point One racing...

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    Or the Thomson X4 (which I just put on my Remedy in 70mm flavour);

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    That split second is slick, but looks like you have to cut your steerer tube to fit it.

    Many run Thomson stems on this board, and some complain of cracking the faceplate (no experience here).

    I run a RaceFace Atlas AM 70mm on my Heckler.

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    I have a Sunline AM stem in 60mm. Great piece.
    Also, and easton Vice DH stem. 65mm and a 50mm on my commuter.
    And a transition temple lite stem in 50mm.
    Out of all of them the sunline is my fav.

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    You can't beat the Thomson elite x4 50 mm

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    Hope makes some sweet stems. I have a 50mm Hope DH stem. 144g. comes in 50mm or 70mm.
    http://www.hopegb.com/voir_ST25050O.html
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    Thomson rules all so they say..just picked one up to replace my atlas am...shed some weight as well.

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    I'd just put a year or two on the XC stuff. If you can't hold out, the RaceFace Evolve DH stem is burly as hell and pretty economical. I run a 70mm Eveolve DH on mine.

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    Thomson Elite is my stem of choice.

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    What size thompson are you using? Is 100 mm to long? Found an online closeout on that size? How do you know what size to get?
    Trek Fuel EX8
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    Thompson X4 Elite Stem
    Easton Haven Carbon Handlebars / Seatpost

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    What size thompson are you using? Is 100 mm to long? Found an online closeout on that size? How do you know what size to get?
    Trek Fuel EX8
    Full XT cockpit
    Thompson X4 Elite Stem
    Easton Haven Carbon Handlebars / Seatpost

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    Sizing depends on what your current setup is.

    If you feel too cramped you might want a longer stem - too far forward you may want to go shorter.

    On my AM bike I am running a 70mm or a 50mm depending on where I am riding.

    Thomson never really has a closeout - they have been making essentially the same quality products for years.

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    On my AM rig (Turner RFX), I run a 80 mm X 12 syncros AM stem with Easton Monkeylite DH (carbon) bars. A really nice combination, but I must admit that I really like both the Thomson X4 and Hope stems. They look sweet!
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    Thomson X4 Elite for teh win

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    Stem length...
    Totally up to you. Do you want shorter or longer than what you have now? 100mm sounds long for what people like to call AM.

    I have 90mm on a couple of trail bikes but that is just because that length puts me in a good position on those frames.

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    I'd say avoid carbon if you sometimes drop your bikes on rocks while riding tricky lines.

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    I use the Truvativ Hussefelt (40mm) cause it's cheap and short. If I replaced it though, I might get the TBC Temple Lite cause that thing looks pretty sweet, but is still relatively cheap. Kind of.

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    Thanks guys. That tompson elite x4 is definately the one for me. Im going to wait till I get my bike and see what size I want to order. I will post pic's.
    Trek Fuel EX8
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    Thompson X4 Elite Stem
    Easton Haven Carbon Handlebars / Seatpost

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    i have a 85mm easton vice stem, and easton ea70 mid rise bar! i love them both! its stiff as hell too!
    My Girl friend said, " it's not about how LONG your travel is... its's how well you use it!"

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    Be sure you match up that AM stem with AM bars and, most important, some AM grips; AM streamers are optional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Be sure you match up that AM stem with AM bars and, most important, some AM grips; AM streamers are optional.
    And only ride in the AM when it's cooler, while listening to AM radio.

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    Theres an AM bar..?
    Upgrade what you need, not what you Want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtail Rider
    Theres an AM bar..?
    There's an AM stem?
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    I like my Vice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urnotfast
    I like my Vice.
    Mine is alcohol, what is yours?

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