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zx108 09-30-05 01:42 PM

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

C Law 09-30-05 01:59 PM

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.

Dannihilator 09-30-05 02:47 PM

Go for it, it's a good deal.

zx108 09-30-05 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by superciclismo
dont do it sucka!

and, what makes you say this. because you dont know better

zx108 09-30-05 03:17 PM

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:)

Raiyn 09-30-05 05:23 PM

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

swifferman 09-30-05 06:13 PM


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?

Raiyn 09-30-05 11:59 PM


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.

zx108 10-01-05 10:04 AM


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?

hooligan 10-01-05 01:09 PM

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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