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Old 12-11-16, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
The consequences probably won't show themselves slowly over time, but more likely all at once really fast into the concrete.
I'll report back when it does.
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Old 12-11-16, 01:38 PM
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Hopefully you're able.
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Hopefully the MASH guys let it slide.
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Old 12-11-16, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mrblue View Post
I understand the Thomson X2 stem was designed to be lighter for road use (as opposed to the X4), thus the 2-bolt system and, presumably, thinner construction.

Would this translate into NOT using this stem with risers (600 to >700mm)?

Does anyone use this stem with (wide) risers? Any horror stories, like the stem breaking, failing, etc, under the extra torque exerted from using risers, as opposed to road drops?

I'm just curious since Thomson tech support told me it should be fine but since there would be more torque, from the wide risers, the life of the stem would be reduced, since it was designed to be used with road bars.

Thanks.
OP, i do it everyday and have been since summer with no problems. I dont go offroad or jump curbs but often when im late for work i kill it the whole way and occasionally climb with the setup with no issues. It can be done. Hope that helps.
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Killing it is the number one cause for broken X2 faceplates.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Killing it is the number one cause for broken X2 faceplates.
Please keep trying.
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