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Old 10-04-06, 09:29 AM
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ControlTech components?

I saw on Cannondale's website the new 07s and they use Components from a company called ControlTech. I don't have any expierence with them anybody have any feedback? They were using handlebars, stems and seatposts from them on some models.
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Originally Posted by azwhelan
I saw on Cannondale's website the new 07s and they use Components from a company called ControlTech. I don't have any expierence with them anybody have any feedback? They were using handlebars, stems and seatposts from them on some models.
Control Tech was a "boutique" ATB and road parts maker back in the 90s; they offered stems, bar ends, seatposts, skewers and maybe a couple of other parts. Great quality stuff and one of my favorites from that vintage. All the welded Al stuff was made in the US, at least for a while.

Don't know what's up with the "new" Control Tech. Could be that they've resurrected the name and slapped it on crap. Maybe someone else knows more.
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I used a lot of their components during the early to mid 90's....mostly mtb. I'm not so sure about today's Control Tech.
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They were making and importing some carbon cranks, handlebars and stems until a year ago or so. They could be found on ebay and a few online retailers but I was told a several months ago that there international distributor stopped importing them and after that, they could not be found in the US. Perhaps they have a new importer/distributor that has cut a deal with Cannondale.
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I remember back in junior high when I mountain biked a lot, all I wanted was a Control Tech stem. I don't know why, but I just thought they were so cool. Well I eventually got one, and man did it ever improve my riding.
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Originally Posted by H1449-6
Control Tech was a "boutique" ATB and road parts maker back in the 90s; they offered stems, bar ends, seatposts, skewers and maybe a couple of other parts. Great quality stuff and one of my favorites from that vintage. All the welded Al stuff was made in the US, at least for a while.

Don't know what's up with the "new" Control Tech. Could be that they've resurrected the name and slapped it on crap. Maybe someone else knows more.
Newer stuff appears to be pretty good although I have seen some pretty high, relative, retail prices on the components. I suspect (fear) there is one giant factory somewhere that makes every stem, seatpost and jsut about every other part needed to make a bike.
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I remember back in junior high when I mountain biked a lot, all I wanted was a Control Tech stem. I don't know why, but I just thought they were so cool. Well I eventually got one, and man did it ever improve my riding.
I remember always craving an Answer ATAC stem in purple anodize around that same period. I finally got one and thought I was the sh*t. They were very nice though.
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