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    "soft stem"

    Greetings fellas.

    I have a single speed mountain bicycle with a rigid fork. I ride the bike in trails and despite I have a 2.35 tire in the front inflated to 35 psi, I suffer a bit from impact in my hands and wrists. I think I saw in a previous thread a "soft stem", "spring stem" or what ever is called, it is an articulated stem with a spring inside to absorve most of the energy of the impact. I would like to buy such stem but I cannot find in the forum search or in the net. Please fellas, help me find a "spring stem".

    Thanks

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    http://www.bikepro.com/products/stems/soft.html

    Thats all i could find with google, that site is really old.

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    here is one but i think it would make it hard to turnhttp://cgi.ebay.com/Softride-Stem-Sh...QQcmdZViewItem

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    I wouldn't do it, those things were never exactly safe.
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    By chance I happened to use one for an entire week earlier this month. It was strictly on roads here in NYC though. No way EVER I would take one offroad though. They do make an OK commuter accessory though. Save your money and get a cheap suspension fork.
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    Suspension stems are just wrong. All the english you put into the bars will be destroyed. Any cheapo junk suspension for will be better than one of those stems.

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    Thank you very much for your help guys, I will buy a used cheapo front suspension.

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    Sometimes cheap suspension forks are worse than ridged ones. Get a decent air fork with a lock out. Then you can have best of both worlds.
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    I could have used a softer stem for that time it shattered at the bottom of a 6' drop to flat and ended up in my chest.
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