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    dumb stem question???

    X2 vs the X4????

    am i to believe the x2 is for road bikes and and x4 is for mtbikes???

    or does it not matter..... not going to be doing any large drops over 2-3 feet and I am a bigger guy at 250.....

    i found an x2 on fleabay for a good price in silver.... just couldnt find any topics in the forums about it????

    thjanks

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    Correct

    X2 Road, X4 Mountain.

    My friend is running the x2 on his singlespeed. No problems at all
    The x4 uses 4 bolts to hold the bars and the x2 uses 2 bolts. I am sure there are other differences as well but....... Call thomson and ask them, their customer service is awesome


    Quote Originally Posted by nicolicious
    X2 vs the X4????

    am i to believe the x2 is for road bikes and and x4 is for mtbikes???

    or does it not matter..... not going to be doing any large drops over 2-3 feet and I am a bigger guy at 250.....

    i found an x2 on fleabay for a good price in silver.... just couldnt find any topics in the forums about it????

    thjanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolicious
    X2 vs the X4????

    am i to believe the x2 is for road bikes and and x4 is for mtbikes???

    or does it not matter..... not going to be doing any large drops over 2-3 feet and I am a bigger guy at 250.....

    i found an x2 on fleabay for a good price in silver.... just couldnt find any topics in the forums about it????

    thjanks
    Yes Thomson X4 is the mountain version. For a bigger man I would definitely recommend the X4, although many do run the X2 on weight weenie race bikes.

    Personally, while I understand their allure, but I recommend anyone to save their money and buy a forged stem as you can get something that is most likely stronger and lighter for less than half the price

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    im all ears boom

    im listening ---- i know the forged is a good thing in golf clubs but do tell.... which manuf are you speaking of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolicious
    im listening ---- i know the forged is a good thing in golf clubs but do tell.... which manuf are you speaking of?
    Easton, Race Face, Truvativ, Ritchey, FSA, and others only make forged stems. Even a $20 forged stem will be a set and forget item, it will probably just weigh more than a $60 forged stem

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    I have an X2, I weigh 185lbs. I don't have an issue. But if I weighed 250, I'd just get the X4 and call it a day.

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    http://www.lhthomson.com/elite_x2_faq.htm

    Q - Can I use X2 on a Mountain Bike?
    A - We don't recommend X2 for Downhill or Freeride but X2 is more than strong enough for Cross Country Mountain Biking.
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