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Thomson Stem?(3 posts)

Thomson Stem?tincanman99
Jun 10, 2001 11:50 PM
I might have posted this earlier but been having PC problems :( .

I saw a Thomson stem over the weekend and it was very nice. Really well made and they have them for road and mtb bikes. Anybody have any experience with them?

On Thomson's web site it says the road ones are for a 26mm bar and the mountain ones are for a 25.4mm bar? Are mtb and road bars a different size? I know some of the new bars are fatter like the Deda Newton. Anybody know what the deal is?

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re: Thomson Stem?Shelley
Jun 11, 2001 1:19 PM
I have the mountain stem on my mountain bike and it is a work of art. I cannot wait to get my hands on the road stem!! Mountain bike handlebars are standard to my knowledge, but there are always exceptions. For the most part they are 25.4mm, as are mountain bike stems. From my limited knowledge it seems road bike handlebars and stems are not quite so uniform. You have to pay attention to the sizes of each and make sure they are compatible. 26mm seems to be the most frequent, but there seems to be more variances to this in the world of road handlebars and stems.
road stems and bars...C-40
Jun 11, 2001 7:48 PM
Are made in 25.8mm (TTT,ITM, Ritchey),26.0mm (Deda, Cinelli,Easton,Salsa) and the new 31.8mm diameter (Deda, Cinelli,TTT).