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    go for it, or not? that is the question

    well, my bike came with alot of 'house' parts. i didnt want to dish out too much for the bike so i am upgrading as i go. i hear stems are good to upgrade becsaue they can make the bike handel better(or worse)

    i found this on price point

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/139...Stem-COMBO.htm

    did i find a good deal??? i think so

    or i can go with the thomson x4

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    A stem will only have an effect on the handling if it is much longer or shorter than your current stem or if the rise is different.

    As far a price goes, it is a good deal in my opinion.


    I love all things thomson though.

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    Go for it, it's a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superciclismo
    dont do it sucka!
    and, what makes you say this. because you dont know better

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    well, i wasted the time of whoever read this. sorry

    i hear that the stem is magnesium and people have alot of problems with it corroding.


    does fsa make good stuff, they have a $70 stem so now it is the fsa or the thomson. the fsa is lighter, but the thomson is a thomson

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    If you've got the coin for Thomson why ask us? Buy that

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    well, my bike came with alot of 'house' parts. i didnt want to dish out too much for the bike so i am upgrading as i go. i hear stems are good to upgrade becsaue they can make the bike handel better(or worse)

    i found this on price point

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/139...Stem-COMBO.htm

    did i find a good deal??? i think so

    or i can go with the thomson x4
    Is there a reason you picked this to upgrade? Are you currently having trouble handling your bike compared to a different stem/bar combo? I'd have to advise against upgrading for the sake of upgrading, otherwise you could save up and buy a new fork or wheelset or something else similar.

    Basically, how do you know a new stem will make your bike handle better to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swifferman
    Is there a reason you picked this to upgrade? Are you currently having trouble handling your bike compared to a different stem/bar combo? I'd have to advise against upgrading for the sake of upgrading, otherwise you could save up and buy a new fork or wheelset or something else similar.

    Basically, how do you know a new stem will make your bike handle better to you?
    Far be it for me to try to dissuade someone from buying a Thomson stem but the Swiff has a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swifferman
    Is there a reason you picked this to upgrade? Are you currently having trouble handling your bike compared to a different stem/bar combo? I'd have to advise against upgrading for the sake of upgrading, otherwise you could save up and buy a new fork or wheelset or something else similar.

    Basically, how do you know a new stem will make your bike handle better to you?
    what you say makes perfect sense. i would like a nice fox up front, but after buying the bike it would take me a long time to get 400 and my pearents would not let me dish out that much now. 70 for a stem is do-able. i guess i dont need to upgrade it, it isnt really that bad. but does it hurt to go from a pos kona stem to a thomson?

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    I wanted a new wheelset. Then I realized "eh, ill get a set when i break my current set or at least when they start getting untrue more often and more easily."

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