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Thomson Elite Stem(7 posts)

Thomson Elite StemGary
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 Stemgrzy
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 RITCHEYnm
Feb 28, 2002 7:34 PM
pro: very knee friendly nmgtx
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.

Feel the gin
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!