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    Sexy Stem

    So, I like my stem but there is always something better. In this case better would be a threadless stem with hidden bolts. The only two I have found so far are:
    Thompson Elite:
    Orbea Orca:

    Are there others out there? Stems where the bolts can't easily be seen and don't stick out

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    That Crank Bros stem is beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by UCF Eric View Post
    That Crank Bros stem is beautiful
    +1

    Sorry to be a debbie downer but internal shim type stems are notorious for slipping. Wouldn't be a problem on a roadie but with the amount of ballz 2 stemming we do, this might be a problem.

    ~To contirbute: you should check out the stems that PRO makes, there are some models where the bolts are recessed to a certain extent as thomsons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NcA13 View Post
    Looks good but probably prone to failure.

    When thomson released the X2 and X4 stems, there was a good reason they both have a normal back to them.
    Last edited by Dannihilator; 10-11-12 at 08:44 PM.
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    the x4 is blehh

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    I run the X4 on the dirt jumper. The X4 is a mtb stem, same thing with that horrid crack brothers stem. I'll take function over aesthetics on a mtb anyday. Road, quill just does it for me.
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    The CB stems had pretty decent reviews IIRC. Then again, they've got a solid reputation for being hit/miss on most things. Seeing as they've got the same design but for AM MTB, I'd imagine the internal shim mechanism is solid enough for riding fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NcA13 View Post
    Seeing as they've got the same design but for AM MTB
    I didn't know that; but then again risers bring an entirely new equation to the table...

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    I would love the thomson x2 more if it had a closed back.

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    either way...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    The X4 is a mtb stem.
    Q – Can X4 be used on a Roadbike?
    A – Yes, X2 is lighter and allows better aero bar compatibility, but if you want to use X4 on a 31.8 Road Handlebar you may.

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