|Thomson Elite Stem||Gary|
Feb 28, 2002 6:21 PM
|Does anyone use these stems. Besides the weight issue they look well made. Pros / Cons ???|
|Bomb proof and beautiful (in the eye of this beholder)||CoraB|
Feb 28, 2002 6:35 PM
|I can't think of a weakness. |
Very solid components.
|re: Thomson Elite Stem||grzy|
Feb 28, 2002 6:42 PM
|Some in the MTB world report that the stem clamping mechanism doesn't grab the steerer that well. Probably not a problem on the road bike. I've also seen the clamping bolt kind of "freeze."|
|get a RITCHEY||nm|
Feb 28, 2002 7:34 PM
|pro: very knee friendly nm||gtx|
Feb 28, 2002 9:25 PM
|finest stem ever made...||Shylock|
Mar 1, 2002 4:20 AM
|...And any warranty issues are always promptly dealt with by Thomson. It's also the best buy out there.
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|finest stem ever made...||Bigcat|
Mar 1, 2002 6:56 AM
|I have one on my Titus mountain bike and it is great. I went from a forged Bontrager on my mountian bike to this and the change in steering responsiveness was great. It is now point and shoot compared to before.
If you are a light weight rider I could see it being totally over kill and would suggest going witha Ritchey PRO (2002). I am over 300lbs (trying to loose a lot but I don't think I can get under 240 or 250) and it is the perfect stem, stiff and strong and not to heavy.
I have order on for my road bike and it should be here for mid to end of March. If the instructions are followed you wont have a problem with the clamping mechanism freezing and I haven't had nay issue with it.
For big powerful riders it is the best stem to buy period!