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    Stem and Post - Thomson, Chromag, other?

    I'm about to buy a stem and post for my N9. Bike is used for general riding, no racing, just getting around in the woods having some fun. I won't be jumping off any 2nd story balconies or anything, but at the same time I don't want something that's going to result in a trip to the dentist or proctologist.

    Right now it's between Thomson (Elite post, X4 stem) and Chromag (Dolomite post, Ranger stem). They're about the same price. Which would you select, and why? Are there other companies I should be considering?

    Thanks in advance
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    I been rocking thomson for a long time , and they hold up the abuse of the rough riding i do plus they look great and are light .Just make sure you get proper lengths tho .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Just make sure you get proper lengths tho .
    yeah I've already been through a bunch of cheap stems figuring out what length it needs to be. $90 ($105 for the Chromag) is too much $$ to be experimenting.
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    My vote's for Thomson. Their facility is about 3 miles from my house. A class operation through and through. Their stems and posts are exquisitely machined and finished and will hold up to insane amounts of abuse.

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    are there companies other than Thomson that make stems?

    news to me if there are. And yet I still don't care.

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    For closure, I went with the Chromag parts. I couldn't find a bad word about either company except for a thread here and there talking about broken Thomson face plates.

    The Chromag parts started out higher priced but ended up $20 less thanks to discounts and free shipping that wasn't available on the Thomson parts.

    From a brief look at the Chromag parts, they're as nicely made as the Thomson parts. In fact from what I remember of the two Thomsons posts I have, the Chromag is very similar. It has the same two-bolt type seat clamp, and is grooved like a Thomson.

    At this price/quality point, it's likely that there is no bad choice anyway.

    Thanks y'all for your input.
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