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    Lightweight Stem ...Thomson & Ritchey

    So Im building up a Yet 575 Trail bike and am trying to make it light. I went with ritchey carbon bars and am trying to decide on a stem. I am considering the ritchey 4 axis stem which is light and also a thomson x4 stem, the x4 seems allot more solid but also heavier.

    Is it me or should I be skeptical about running the lighter weight ritchey stem opposed to the burlier thomson? I do not plan to jump off anything larger then 2 ft and dont plan to jump and jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    So Im building up a Yet 575 Trail bike and am trying to make it light. I went with ritchey carbon bars and am trying to decide on a stem. I am considering the ritchey 4 axis stem which is light and also a thomson x4 stem, the x4 seems allot more solid but also heavier.

    Is it me or should I be skeptical about running the lighter weight ritchey stem opposed to the burlier thomson? I do not plan to jump off anything larger then 2 ft and dont plan to jump and jumps.
    CHeck out the HOPE stems. They are pretty light and come in lots of colors.

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    The stiffness and snappy reaction from the Thomson is well worth the extra weight!

    Once you switch, it will blow your mind!

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