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    New question here. Stems for freeriding

    I was wondering what you guys are using out there I was thinking about getting a new one and am not sure so I wanted to hear what you guys are using thanks

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    I use the Truvativ Holzfeller stem on my DJ and DH bikes.I love it.

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    NOT an Azonic Shorty. I have ripped one of those literally in two through the area between the bars and steerer just by yanking on the bars and generally not riding the bike that hard when I was just a beginner. I have seen the same failure two other times as well under very little use.
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    60 mm or less, prolly with 10 deg rise..
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    I use a Diety bar 31.8mm and stem 50mm and love it
    all white goes with my 66 RC2x very stiff yet feels great

    http://www.deitycomponents.com/stem.htm
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    i use a race face diabolus and bar 31.8,50mm length on my coiler and love it

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    Alot of my friends use the Danger Boy AK-47 stem, its really nice.
    Looking for a used DH/FR bike, have 1500 PM me with anything you've got

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    The Diabolus is nice but I just bought a Thomson Elite Series X4, 1 1/8 x 50MM x 0 rise with a Chromag Fubar OS. Very nice setup I must say.

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    This stem looks really nice, anybody have any experience with it?:


    No pinch bolts, but alas it's for 25.4mm bars..
    I always bash my knees on my stem and this looks like something that will stop that from happening the future and it looks pretty cool to boot..
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    I saw some of they're products. Very Very nice is all I could say. The stem and levers are gonna be awesome. The pedals I was less of a fan of...but nice none the less. The shop I go to say the stem is really nice quality stuff. I was gonna get one until I went with the Thomson X4 because of a great deal I got.......The Titanium grey in the pic rocks.

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    One of these!

    Actually, two of these. Gravity 1p5 on my 7p7, and a little 40mm on my street bike:

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    Truvativ Hussefelt has worked well for me.

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    Thomson, Thomson or Thomson.

    XC, FR, DH, Road.....

    Gravy.


    Post & Stem - DONE!

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    how about...

    need i say more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    need i say more?
    have same one, getting annother for other bike too

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    Thomsons are awesome. They're making 31.8 straitline stem's very soon for those intrested.

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    NemPro stem when it comes out

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    RaceFace diabolus 31.8 50mm 10deg rise
    solid stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox787
    NemPro stem when it comes out
    Indeed. I'll be riding one of those as well.

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    i use a hussefelt
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Indeed. I'll be riding one of those as well.
    hopefully I can get my hands on one...before I get my bike put togeather and mabe thoes bars too

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    i use a 888 bolt on stem i liek it a lot cuz when u fall and crash the stem doesnt slip... its very stiff
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    The staitline looks hawt

    I like my Diety, I normally run X4 Thomsons they are sweet but its nice to have a big solid stem it makes a big difference in stability and feel when going big.
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    deffinetly the dopest stem eva. AnchorFreeRide Holdfast XLT stem


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    Lots of options thanks guys. Now here is my dilemma I ride a 19inch 05 coiler with a 06 marz 66 rcx2 170mm. When having to go up some climbs it starts to feel to steep or bikes front end likes to come up off the ground, with all of what you guys mentioned what would work the best?

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    intergrated...................keep it as low as possible
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    bump...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udrija
    Lots of options thanks guys. Now here is my dilemma I ride a 19inch 05 coiler with a 06 marz 66 rcx2 170mm. When having to go up some climbs it starts to feel to steep or bikes front end likes to come up off the ground, with all of what you guys mentioned what would work the best?
    Its best to use a longer stem if your doing alot of climbing,a shorter stem will just put more wieght on the rear when your doing your pedaling rotation.

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    i also use a 19 inch with a 50mm stem and its not that bad,but i also dont run spacers under the stem either.

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    So we'll say no less than 50mm, any degree of rise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial

    i love the 500 but i'm considering a thomson X4 and putting the 500 on my DJ bike project.

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    just picked up another Truvativ Holzfeller (new, 31.8/60) from ebay for under $20 to my door. They work for me. Sizing? Whatever feels good.
    "When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall. Otherwise you're not riding hard.
    -- So, most of the time when you're riding hard and not falling (since you only fall sometimes), you aren't actually riding hard." W.

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    definitely the coolest stem on the market...

    ...is the Chromag Eighty Eight if you own an 888.

    Chromag has some really nice stuff for sure and I've had a couple of these on my last two big-bikes.

    Also, the Diabolus and Thomson stems have done everything a stem should do: stay tight, be stiff, not damage your bar and not break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com
    ...is the Chromag Eighty Eight if you own an 888.

    Chromag has some really nice stuff for sure and I've had a couple of these on my last two big-bikes.

    Also, the Diabolus and Thomson stems have done everything a stem should do: stay tight, be stiff, not damage your bar and not break.

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    That is one ugly stem,but i bet it works good.

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    I'm running dangerboy stems on both of my bikes (tank on the hardtail and AK-47 on the big bike.) They work pretty well, are nice and light, and look really sick, but the hardware is sh!t. I've had to replace one bolt on the tank and two on the AK.

    I'd go with something proven (diabolous, hozzfeller, etc.) But just remember that the stem is one place where a little bling can be added for not much extra coinage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    That is one ugly stem,but i bet it works good.

    might be the exact stem that Hitler would use.

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    I like my Dangerboy and SIC. have had great luck with the thomsons in the past, and made me wonder about the DMR headstock that uses a similar collet, looks solid too, but have yet to try one.

    But man, that Anchor XLT looks TRICK! I saw a proto or something in a picture Chip had awhile ago somewhere, but that one looks dialed! as does the Straitline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blender
    RaceFace diabolus 31.8 50mm 10deg rise
    solid stem
    I'm useing the same. A stem couldn't be better.

    Holtzfeller stems are good too, but they truely are the ugliest stems on the market!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox787
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    gotta love the marz integrationage
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    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    I dont think the frame, shock, fork, rims, drive train, handlebars, tires and stem would hold up very well but that kickstand looks pretty burley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny A
    Alot of my friends use the Danger Boy AK-47 stem, its really nice.
    Second that! -- have one myself and like it a lot. However, they don't have it in a one.point.five version, so I'll be switching to Straightline (which, unfortunately, is a bit longer, 55mm from memory) as soon as I get my 66 in 1.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny A
    Alot of my friends use the Danger Boy AK-47 stem, its really nice.
    Second that! -- have one myself and like it a lot. However, they don't have it in a one.point.five version, so I'll be switching to Straightline (which, unfortunately, is a bit longer, 55mm from memory) as soon as I get my 66 in 1.5"

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    yikes man! that thing is really nice. is that neg 5degrees?
    if so, i'll take one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    This stem looks really nice, anybody have any experience with it?:


    No pinch bolts, but alas it's for 25.4mm bars..
    I always bash my knees on my stem and this looks like something that will stop that from happening the future and it looks pretty cool to boot..
    I've been using the Straitline stem, levers and pedals for a few months now. This is quality stuff. The finished product is beautiful and functional. The stem is unlike any other on the market ( no pinch bolts). Everybody who sees it wants one. These guys are coming up with great designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konut
    i use a race face diabolus and bar 31.8,50mm length on my coiler and love it

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    I have a Holzfeller, recently weighed it... 310g. The Thomson is half that.

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