Santiago thanks for the suggestion, but like so many on here who answer Qs u have failed to do ur research. Thompson doesn't make an X4 stem in 25.4 only 31.8. http://www.lhthomson.com/elite_x4_sizes.asp (How do u hyperlink here?) Anyway, thanks for the response. I guess what I was wanting was an opinion from someone who had a bad experience with a shim. I'll look at Bikeparts.com. Thanks again.
I didn't think I'd have to prequalify everything by stating my knowledge of the Thomson line of stems. I know the X4 does not come in 25.4.
In my mind shims are a compromise. If you want the X4 for its presumed improved clamp over the Elite, then get an O/S handlebar or a completely different 25.4 stem. There are many companies that make decent stems.
Hey santiago so sorry for being an ass up there earlier. While I was writing my wife had me in the damn hot seat about if I was going to ride or do some freaking repair work in the last hour of daylight we had, lol. So really I was frustrated with only her really. But I did ride and it was sweet too I must say. Anyway thanks for the "research" as I can always depend on u guys for answers. That is if I didnt **** that up too. I really want an X4 and if I have to buy 31.8 monkey bars I guess I will, just will be a while unfortunitly. Later.