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    Stems: Is anything beating the Sunline v1 All Mountain?

    Looking to lighten my stem and have my eye on the Sunline V1 AM 50mm. It seems other than Thompson, nobody else is making a stem in the same weight/strength ballpark. Am I missing some hidden gems? Any other suggestions in 50mm? What are you riding?

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    Easton Havoc is what I have, there are plenty others out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles of pain View Post
    Looking to lighten my stem and have my eye on the Sunline V1 AM 50mm. It seems other than Thompson, nobody else is making a stem in the same weight/strength ballpark. Am I missing some hidden gems? Any other suggestions in 50mm? What are you riding?
    lots of 50mm options. also sunline bike is no more so grab whatever you may want of theirs before you can't anymore.

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    Renthal - Duo
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    3 more light strong stems for consideration.

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    Just picked up a Sunline 50mm off of hucknroll and the only regret is that I didn't get more of them while they were available. I did order a 65mm that's on it's way so I'll have to make due with that. Great stem at a great price.

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    For the price it is hard to beat. I have 2 V1s and they work good. Only other one i want is the Renthal Duo 50mm @ 137g

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    I had a Sunline AM for a couple year. Boy are those things flexy. Especially when running 780mm bars. Using a Renthal split stem and it is heaps stiffer.

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    I have a PRO 50mm stem I really like. It is really light and plenty stiff. I found my V1 DH stem to need a lot of torque to keep things in place, which put a lot of strain on the bolts ( replaced my steer tube bolts with steel ones).

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    Thomson all the way !
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    My Sunline 50mm would never stay tight, I run a Thomson now with no probs.

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    I'm digging the point one by split second racing with its stealth bomber style.

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    ^i'm running that stem and love love love it- don't like having to cut the steere tube to mount it but love the rest-

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    Renthal Duo is my fav
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    Loaded USA has a 45mm at 211g for $70msrp

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    echo the Renthal Duo props. moto good.
    don't sweat the petty things & don't pet the sweaty things

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    Yeah I am ditching my 65mm V1AM for a Renthal Duo soon...can't wait to give it a go.

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    Re the Renthal Duo.

    It is a bit fideley due to the bolts on the underside.
    Just get out the torque-wrench and follow the instructions.

    So far with one season on it, I love it, both the 50 and 70mm Point1s's are sitting in the toolbox all jealous like...

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    I like Thomson stems. I use them and never lose value when you flip them used on eBay.

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    i don't really like my sunline stems. i find they are impossible to tighten and keep tight. i've already stripped two sets of bolts.
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    No actual experience but their pedals appear to be getting great reviews. Bling options and different sizes available for 1 1/8 and 1.5..

    On my short list .

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    I recently picked up a Sunline V1 off Hucknroll for under 30 bucks. Be aware that the bolts come ungreased. This replaced a PRO which had quite a bit of torsional flex, and a Easton Vice that was a boat anchor.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    for anyone picking up the sunline. grease the bolts and use a torque wrench. mine never moved or had any issues for almost 2 years once it was installed correctly. i've heard of and seen them slip as well as getting stripped and broken bolts from improper torquing.

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    Had to replace my Thomson with one as I had too short steerer tube and it had lower stack height. Don't really notice any difference in practice so I guess you could say it works well.

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    I have just ordered Easton Havoc 65mm, orange. See how it goes. Been using Syntace Superforce
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