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    I thought this was a joke...

    when I saw the vid on sicklines....



    but then I checked the website Welcome to Flex stem for snickers n giggles and I don't even know what to think.

    "A new flexible MTB stem, which makes the rider can do more easy downhill with more comfort and less fatigue." ...but I haven't seen anything much more awkward than what I saw in the video. I mean seriously, one time my brake levers weren't tightened down correctly on the first run of the morning and I damned near crapped myself when the front lever started moving.... this thing apparently lets your handlebar clamp float WHILE BRAKING?!?! "This a new flexible MTB stem(comming soon) which allow the rider can rotate the handle bar 8, 15 or 20 degree during his finger pressed on brake lever."

    Perhaps Sam Hill jumped from Spec because they wouldn't spec it on his race bike?
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    I just don't understand the benefit. And can that guy be more awkward down that rock garden?

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    Looks flexy.. ( couldnt resist)..What's next... Rubber handlebars?

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    All I saw was the flex in his chins.

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    did it not bother anyone else that the timestamp is from 6 years into the future? this is clearly the best new product of 2019 and we should embrace it now in order to stay ahead of the curve. i see some of the R&D was done in 2015 so they've clearly put years of work into this.
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    that was lame on so many levels
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    He's not even on a dh bike. Looks retarded ill pass
    Just take off the silver part you'll still have the pretty anodized partion, and you'll ride much faster. As fast as a 29er!

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    Girvin Softride had a suspended/elastomer handlebar stem in the early days. Considered pretty advanced at the time...20 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    All I saw was the flex in his chins.
    Why you gotta play the race card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    I just don't understand the benefit. And can that guy be more awkward down that rock garden?
    I agree with you there. The phrase "solution looking for a problem" comes to mind...
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    You do know this is NOT the 29er forum right ? jk ! LMAOO holy fuk ! that just wasted 5 minutes of my life i swear lol and that tool looked so shook on his bike and was inching down that shiittt hahaah.. Thats a great FAIL video haha.

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    This looks like a great way to injure your wrists.

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    roookies...I want more control not play
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    Flex stem is old technology, Maybe someone found boxes of that junk in a warehouse somewhere.
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    Wow, time flies. April the 1st. already?


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    If this stem helps me ride like him than I am sold, I'll take one in black

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    makes sense for a rigid 29er...

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    Not sure what was more silly. That dumb ass flex stem or watching that rider. I'm sure he would have done better with a normal/solid stem (insert roll eyes here). Bwahhhhh
    I'm thinking about shreddin' it up right now!
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    I sold a crap load of those Girvin Flexstems back in the day!
    When high end forks only had 63mm of travel this was the way to go!

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    LOL @ the riding in the vid

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    That flex stem is built by a rider for riders. I am sure that this will sell to a certain bike crowd.

    For me I will stay far away from that mess of a product.

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    So you can change the angle of the bars...but his bars were flat! LOL He wasn't exactly Sam Hill either...
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    you know there was a time people laughed at those Wright Brothers dudes

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    If he just cuts those bars down a little it will be all good...

    As someone who's been around since that flex stem was the latest technology, I have to say the yoots of today have it too good.

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    Marketing sells ... You people are just too smart at shopping

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