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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Trekrules, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Trekrules

    Trekrules Turbo Monkey

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    Have you seen this direct mount stem from Answer


    I heard the Answer brand is making a strong comeback for 2010,they are gonna introduce new stuff this year at Sea Otter
     

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    i think i'll stick with my sunline stem .
     
  3. boogenman

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    looks flexy
     
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    That looks like crap!
     
  5. rayhaan

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    sunline please
     
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    I didn't know Meccano was into making bike parts...
     
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    I think it looks promising, it the weight is down on that thing, for sure everyone is going to try n buy it. Poin 1 racing stem is also really nice if you think about weight
     
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    No offence to Azonic but with the likes of twenty6, sunline, e13, and point one, you would have really expected them to step up there game quite a bit. I'm really curious what the weight is on this thing.
     
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    Does anyone else think that stem looks terrifyingly scary?
     
  10. dante

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    Azonic != Answer
     
  11. al-irl

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    Answer = Manitou/Hayes

    Im sure there stuff will be sweet I like the stem its a bit different looking. Some low and wide pro tapers would be a nice addition aswell.
     
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    Thanks, don't know why I put Azonic.
     
  13. Demomonkey

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    + 1.

    How that could withstand heavy loading I do not know. But hey :imstupid:
     
  14. IH8Rice

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    i think it looks cool actually, but standing up to heavy loads i dunno.
    im sure they'll obviously test it before it kills or mams someone
     
  15. Whoops

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    Lower FoS than normal for bike bits that's for sure.... but all depends on how good their engineers and manufacturers are. Could be a recipe for disaster or absolutely fine.

    Anyone know what grade / material it's made from?
     
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    Looks better than the E13 stem and wider than the Sunline. I'd rock it for a Boxxer.
     
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    Too bad it's got the 5mm of useless adjustment that does nothing but make it look like crap.
     
  18. Metal Dude

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    Heard they have the bars in the works as well. 30" lowrise
     
  19. Trekrules

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    from Pinkbike at Sea Otter:
     
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    ER did a designer do that, or an engineer...LOL
     
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    Sweet



    The stem looks much better in that pic
     
  22. Jonny5

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    new syncros one looks sweet too!

    Around 150 g, heaps low.
     
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    If the adjustment goes out to 60 mm, I'd be interested. Not many options in direct mount for tall guys like me... :(
     
  24. no skid marks

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    You should get a bigger bike if you nee a longer stem.
    Answer is just Manitou isn't it?
    I'll happily keep my Po1nt one I think, even though these ones sit a mm lower.
     
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    Yeah, he should get a ten mm longer bike! alot cheaper than a stem!
     
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    Marshall did a good job with that.

    So far my Twenty6 is holding up just fine - - despite the fact that I crashed it hard enough to break me. But Tyler's handiwork didn't even whimper.
     
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    A 10mm stem difference isn't the same as 10mm more in frame length. A longer stem allows some of us taller riders (or anyone) to get over the front in a more aggressive position and weight the front wheel more effectively in corners.
    I am all for a 60-65mm integrated stem. Their old one was that long, hopefully this one is too.
     
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    Will you're not that much taller than me. Unless you've shot up a ton in the last year and a half. I ride a 50mm stem (sunline) and its fine for me (6'1")
     
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    I'm at 6'3 so no I haven't gotten much taller but for the past two seasons I have been on a 24"tt bike with a short front-center so the long stem really helps. I actually ran a 70mm Thompson this season and will be on a longer bike this season and am hoping to find a 60mm integrated. Its just personal preference i guess...
     
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    I have a SIC 60mm Boxxer direct mount for sale if anyone is interested.
     
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    Yep, dont know what it is, but the thing looks weak.

    Nice to see a new component but I'd never want to put that on my bike...
     
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    Ahhhh, the e-engineers are out in full force.
     
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    And my bike looks heavy while it isn't. Gentlemen please don't judge by the looks.
    Imho it may be promicing and quite sexy. Will see how it works out.
     
  34. Westy

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    The Answer stem apears to have an torsional strenght to weight ratio 1.423 times higher than the synchros.
     
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    The only thing I don't like about it is that there is overhang on the back of the crown mount that can kill your knees.