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    What stem cap should I buy?

    Well, c'mon. There are so many choices . . . .






    And no, I'm not going to tell you how much I want to spend or what kind of riding I intend to do with it.

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    I found a really cool site called stemcapsdirect.com where you can buy a stem cap that retails for 5.99 for 1.99 with free shipping. I got my stem cap there after looking at their sizing charts and I have to say, I'm far more satisfied with this stem cap than with the stem cap that came with my Trek Top Fuel. I would definately reccomend this site to anyone looking for a great quality stem cap at an excellent price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    I found a really cool site called stemcapsdirect.com where you can buy a stem cap that retails for 5.99 for 1.99 with free shipping. I got my stem cap there after looking at their sizing charts and I have to say, I'm far more satisfied with this stem cap than with the stem cap that came with my Trek Top Fuel. I would definately reccomend this site to anyone looking for a great quality stem cap at an excellent price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    not funny
    Funny.

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    Cane Creek makes a cap that will take anything you can throw at it!

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    After I install the stem, I remove the stem cap and punch out the star nut to save weight. Everyone else should do it too, it's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    I know a bunch of kids that have Norco stem caps. They are not suitable for jumping though.

    You should test ride some and see for yourself.

    Oh yeah, Niner makes a stem cap that compares to any stem cap out there!

    Thats awesome!
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    not funny
    Extremely funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    After I install the stem, I remove the stem cap and punch out the star nut to save weight. Everyone else should do it too, it's awesome.
    Even better than utilizing stemcapsdirect.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    The Pedal Damnit sticker wins this thread.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    www.stemcapreview.com

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    wait, is this thread a joke? i didn't think that stem caps make any appreciable difference at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
    i didn't think that stem caps make any appreciable difference at all...
    the right one can

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    the right one can
    then how much should i expect to spend on a good stem cap? i just bought a new bike and i'm using the one that came on my cane creek headset, but it's probably not good enough. do they make any stem caps out of carbon fiber or titanium?

    please tell me who is a good brand to get. i don't want people making fun of me on the trails.

    by the way, the links didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    After I install the stem, I remove the stem cap and punch out the star nut to save weight. Everyone else should do it too, it's awesome.
    I knew there was a roadie in you somewhere. time to ge out the pink.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    I could sell you this one if the price is right. I'll steal it from the boy.........

    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I could sell you this one if the price is right. I'll steal it from the boy.........

    Thats the one my dad has that I always thought was neat! Till one day I come home and he got a new bike and no longer had the Gary Fisher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2slo2run View Post
    Thats the one my dad has that I always thought was neat! Till one day I come home and he got a new bike and no longer had the Gary Fisher...

    Hmmmmmmmmmm, thats not a Fisher.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    I know a bunch of kids that have Norco stem caps. They are not suitable for jumping though.
    But I heard that a Norco stem cap took the Cranworx Slopestyle Competition this year. That's gotta say something for their jump-worthiness.

    I personally want a Staples 'Easy-button' stem cap - - that actually works. There's a 20' gap-double at Beacon that I want to launch.
    Last edited by dminor; 09-30-07 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I could sell you this one if the price is right. I'll steal it from the boy.........

    Cool. My '98 Fisher Joshua had that same cap. It was fun to stare at it and read it on long, boring road climbs when I should have been watching where I was going.

    Now I have an ultra-exclusive cap made from materials mined on Jupiter. It weighs negative-250 grams and I've noticed I can easily cut 2.3 seconds off a 40-mile ride.

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