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    Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    Which is for you the best stem for Enduro/All Mountain:

    Functionality/Price/Looks/Weight, you name it.

    Some of them: Point1, Easton Havoc, Foride, ...
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    The best stem is the one that fits your unique body geometry.

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    I meant which brands and models. The size and not the brand/model will be determined by your body geometry and needs for the ride
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    I ride a Ritchey WCS CARBON MATRIX 4-AXIS and I stuffed the interior with cork to cut down on high frequency vibrations. I ride a longer stem than most to accommodate my long arms.

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    I like Chromag

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    Whatever the bike shop has in the length I want and a tasteful color that blends with the bike (ya I know-fashiontastic). It's not something I obsess about, it's a frikkin' stem. I put it on, forget about it and go frikkin' ride.
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    I use a Chromag Ranger
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    I just got the new kore and really like the smaller size. Ran the straitlines for past few years.

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    thompson 4x is pretty boss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar187 View Post
    thompson 4x is pretty boss
    I have one of these and it's a beautiful piece. The only weird part is the 3mm hardware. I know it saves weight but I'm usually wielding my 4/5/6mm park wrench and it sends me back to the toolbox every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albeant View Post
    Syntace Megaforce 2.
    +1....

    im using 30mm here. Im impressed by quality and weight/strenght. Pretty smart design and I never had problem with twisting on the fork.

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    Easton haven 55mm. Looks the business and is light and strong.

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    hussefelt or nukeproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    I have one of these and it's a beautiful piece. The only weird part is the 3mm hardware. I know it saves weight but I'm usually wielding my 4/5/6mm park wrench and it sends me back to the toolbox every time.
    really a 3mm? that would make me find a new brand. what it saved you a whole 1/4g, lol. GAY! 4mm is pretty much standard

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    Stems are stems. You got your length, your rise . . . what else? Unless there is a documented history of breakage, you'll get a few anecdotal failures and then a bunch of Ra Ra Ra!

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    Went with the renthal duo couldn't be happier. 50mm 10 rise. They have been making dirtbike stems forever so I'm sure they know what they are doing and it looks amazing.

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    I adhore 55mm Ragley matches bar
    " fashiontastic " ?
    HEY bikeyies...
    just look out for any ALL
    sharp corners with your stem
    they dodgy kneecaps well good

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    Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    I'm a Haven fan myself.

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    I've always used Thomsons for both my bikes stems and seatposts. Never had a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggwheel View Post
    I adhore 55mm Ragley matches bar
    " fashiontastic " ?
    HEY bikeyies...
    just look out for any ALL
    sharp corners with your stem
    they dodgy kneecaps well good

    I'm not as think as you drunk I am

    I like my 50 mm answer stem. It looks good, it's light and it has a fairly large clamping surface.

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    Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I've always used Thomsons for both my bikes stems and seatposts. Never had a failure.
    x2 but thinking about branching out. However, my creature of habit usually brings me back to Thomson 😉


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    There are a lot of good stems out there and I compare by length, weight, reputation, and price. A good AM stem is short, light, strong, and on SALE.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I have a Hope 35mm shorty on my Yelli Screamy and it completely changed the way the bike rides. Super fast(er) turning compared to my 50mm and super good looking. They are a little spendy, but worth every penny
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    drop me a pm and you can have my hussefelt stem, 40mm-0*. it's too bulky for me at almost 1/2#

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    Renthal duo 50mm on my Salsa Horsethief.

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    +1, the Renthal Duo is great!

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    Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    Quote Originally Posted by robbieracer1 View Post
    +1, the Renthal Duo is great!
    I've heard they are difficult to install is that correct or just a rumor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Truvativ Hussafelt 50mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbullandmtb View Post
    I've heard they are difficult to install is that correct or just a rumor?
    rumor. easy. can creak so need to clean and install properly. their new apex will probably replace sales on the duo. wait for the apex model

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    Re: Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    Quote Originally Posted by pitbullandmtb View Post
    I've heard they are difficult to install is that correct or just a rumor?
    I could see how some folks may have trouble, nothing a quick glance at the directions won't solve.

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    Best stem for Enduro/All Mountain?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonkyRed View Post
    I could see how some folks may have trouble, nothing a quick glance at the directions won't solve.
    Thanks for the pics. They are really sexy. Been admiring them for the last year but have pulled the trigger. Might have too later this year 😉

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    any chromag stem

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    New question here.

    Bike - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/int/r...specifications
    Handlebars - Crankbrothers Iodine 2 760 mm, Rise: 30 mm, Backsweep: 9, Upsweep: 5
    Me - 181 cm, 70 kg, standard typical body constitution.
    Lite enduro riding style, 90% of down hills, roots and rocks, slow riding.

    Stems to consider:
    1. Hope FR/AM 31.8 Stem black/35 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...481256796.jpeg
    2. SIXPACK-RACING Skywalker 35 31.8 35 mm 0 black https://static.bike-components.de/ca...481262631.jpeg or green https://static.bike-components.de/ca...481259009.jpeg
    3. Spank Spike Bearclaw 31.8 Modell 2018 black-grey/35 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...509114334.jpeg
    4. Spank Spike Race 31.8 Modell 2018 emerald green/35 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...509114273.jpeg
    5. Chromag HIFI V2 31.8 black/31 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...524739919.jpeg
    6. Answer ATAC AME 31.8 black/30 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...498127012.jpeg
    7. Renthal Apex 31.8 gold-black/31 mm 6 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...481266346.jpeg
    8. Chromag Ranger V2 31.8 black/31 mm 0 https://static.bike-components.de/ca...481258808.jpeg



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    I'm on Renthal also. Previous was Thomson.

    Both are good!

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    Dang, Point1 was mention-worthy 5 years ago? I just put one on an old frame that I rebuilt into something ridable. Doubt I would've got anything close to the price I paid for it, if I sold it.

    I see that Foride disappeared, possibly turning into the Renthal stem (Foride apparently was one of the lightest 50mm stems in '09, at around 100g).

    One of the links I looked up to confirm: https://forums.mtbr.com/all-mountain...em-588447.html

    Now there's options like Wren, Newmen, and Intend stem, which are around 60-85g without weight limits. Saw some Wren 50mm stems on ebay and mtbr classifieds for $35-40 a short while ago.

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    As long as they have a 4-bolt face-plate and are not obvious weight-weenie bait, I have never noticed a lick of functional difference in any of the 20-30 stems I have used over the past 20 years. Thompson, Nashbar, whatever. It is one of those things that I look for the size and color I want, and get whatever is cheap, because there is a good chance that as time goes on I will change it anyway as bars, frames, forks, or my tastes change.

    Some are easier to get on and off, but that is about it.

    I do notice differences in bars, but not stems.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I know some stems are more likely to slip on the steerer than others. I heard some say they like the stiffness of some stems, but they were running tall stacks of spacers and wide bars.

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    Hope! The collar is a good height if you plan on changing setups, bikes,...
    And the machining and quality is evident as soon as you see it..
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    The most expensive.

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    Chromag Ranger for sure. Not the lightest but tough, stiff and they are just plain gorgeous to look at. Got a 50mm on my Whyte and a 31mm on my Cotic and they just work and look amazing.

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    Renthal or Chromag

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    Some really great stems already listed, I'll throw in a couple more - Deity Copperhead and my current favorite the PNW Components Range with GoPro/headlight mount.


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    If that GoPro mount is an interesting feature, can I ask what you think about the $8 add-ons on ebay? Example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113175758718

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjichor View Post
    If that GoPro mount is an interesting feature, can I ask what you think about the $8 add-ons on ebay? Example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113175758718
    I'd say it's an interesting idea, looks well thought out (using spacers behind the attachment to make sure even pressure is being applied to where the bolt interfaces) and inexpensive at $8.

    Still if it were me, I would want to check the whatever stem manufacture I'm using to see if they had any concerns before I made the purchase and mounted it up.
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    I can see the concern, since it'll be carrying the same load, with seemingly more leverage, but with only 2 bolts supporting it, rather than 4. While I believe that M4 bolts should be able to handle something 1/2 lb or less mounted to it, I'd scrutinize the stem's design as a possible weakness.

    That and it seems to only support stems with bolt spacing up to 40mm wide. Some mtb stems are wider than than.

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