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    am stem

    looking for something light weight and durable any suggestions?

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    thomson.

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    PWhat lenght are you looking for and what size bars, 31.8 or 25.4? If your looking for a 50mm stem I'd suggest the renthal dou, its lighter than the Thomson, weight is @ 135grams.

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    Been really happy with the chromag stem. Expensive but definitely strong. With Thompson, watch your torque settings. A lot people like them though.
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    EASTON HAVEN

    super stupid light and stiff, as a big Thomson fan but will be getting this shortly on my new SC TB

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    running 31.8 easton haven carbon bars looking to stay around 60mm or so currently have a stock 75mm

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    Point One Racing - Light Weight Precision Mountain Bike Racing Stems and Accessories

    Split second stem is awesome. They make a 50 and a 70.

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    Point One Split Second Stem. Besides lightweight, Point One Split Second Stem is also one of the highest strength to weight ratios in the industry (beats Thomson).


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    The 50mm Chromag Ranger is hard to beat at 140 grams. Its small and so well made worth the money.
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    its hard to go wrong with any high quality stem, basically pick the one that gives you the length, weight, and bling you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim View Post
    Except you can't play around with stem height on the steering tube. The Point One stem has only one place. Can't accept spacers on top of it as most stems do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Except you can't play around with stem height on the steering tube. The Point One stem has only one place. Can't accept spacers on top of it as most stems do.
    Great point

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    Straitline SSC stem. Strong, light, and looks great. Comes in blingy colors too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    its hard to go wrong with any high quality stem, basically pick the one that gives you the length, weight, and bling you want.
    As well as what you can afford. I have good things to say about Thomson and Easton, FWIW.

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    Renthal duo all the way!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    As well as what you can afford. I have good things to say about Thomson and Easton, FWIW.
    mhmm, yeah forgot that. with people throwing around thomson, easton, point 1, etc i kinda figured price was irrelivant. honestly for the money truvativ makes the best stem imo.

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    yea not really concerned about price want best strength to weight ratio

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    Quote Originally Posted by illini View Post
    The 50mm Chromag Ranger is hard to beat at 140 grams. Its small and so well made worth the money.
    My 50mm Ranger came in at 154g


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    Hope FR 50mm(they have also 70 in two options): Hope FR Stem | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

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    On Chainlove now, Sunline AM stem 50mm, $25.99, 114g. Not a bad deal.

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    Not sure on availability yet, but the Syntace Megaforce 2 seems to be a follow-up to their Superforce stem, which itself is pretty damn dialed. I'd take either over a Thomson in a heartbeat. Short of Syntace, I'd probably just go with the Truvativ AKA.

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    Running a 90mm Answer Rove AM. Pretty solid, no creaks.
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    1. Renthal Duo
    2. Point1 Split Second
    3. Thomson.

    I have all four ( both the 50 and 70mm Point1's)

    I like the Renthal best. A bit fussy to install, but light, no flex, a bit of rise that helps with the Easton Havoc Carbon bars low rise and it looks awsome.

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    I just bought the Syncros FRIC.


    124 grams / 45mm extension

    This is a FR/DH stem!

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    Renthal as well for me. bars too!
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