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Does anyone make a decent 60mm stem?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Ian Collins, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Ian Collins

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    Does anyone make a 60mm stem that is on par with thomson or renthal? Something nicely finished and not made out of pot metal?
     

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  2. Nick

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    Thomson makes a 60.
     
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    I'd like to know this too. I am building up a large 6 point and a 60mm stem sounds like the ticket for my tastes.
     
  4. Jeremy R

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    Yep, Thomson has a new 60mm stem. I have seen pics of it, but I am not sure if it is available just yet.
     
  5. SCARY

    SCARY Not long enough

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    Burgtec? The Santa Cruz guys use them.Enve makes one I think, if you want to be silly.
     
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    Gravity Light makes a nice forged piece on par w Thomson. Chromag also. I'm assuming your talking single crown?
     
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    Raceface Turbine.
     
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    Sniped! That things a beaut!
     
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    Got a 60mm Turbine to replace my 80mm Thomson, fit and finish is every bit as good as the Thomson, really nice stem.
     
  10. Ian Collins

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    Think I will have to jump on the thomson....
     
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    I am looking for a nice, decently light 55mm, with ~5degrees of rise.
    Anyone know of anything besides a Havoc?
     
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    Reverse Components have a few. Many colours and light also.
     
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    The Thomson 60mm 4X stem will be shipping within a month.

    I've been using a 60/65 Sunline, it's a beaut.
     
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    Not 60 but close, I've got an Easton Haven 55mm 0deg that I just put on an old 7pt i'm building up.
     
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    I have one on the way in 60mm

     
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    Thread is done.
     
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    Hey man, this thread is now the uncool stem length support group. You can't shut us down! ;)
     
  19. HardtailHack

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    Ahhhh if you want uncool just search Google UK for parts, 175mm is still the cool **** there-



    Also since the thread now caters for weirdos my inner armchair engineer is coming out. I see those Renthal stems as being one of the most stupid stems on the market, normally your bar is held in place by a concave piece of alloy and and some bolt tension. On the Renthal if you are stomping the pedals all the force is on the bolts as there is the build does nothing to assist.

    I can't understand why more people don't make like RF, their design locks the front plate to the body and to me that seems like the best way to make a light strong stem. I ran a Straitline pinch stem but could never get it tight enough to stop twisting while pedalling so it was binned.

     
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    Chromag Ranger comes in 60mm. Syncros AM comes in 60 too. They're owned by Scott now but they seem to have the quality/fit'finish that Syncros has always had.
     
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  21. Ian Collins

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    chromag could be sick...and i wouldn't have to wait for thomson...or use 3mm allen keys on the thomson...thanks!
     
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    Chromag would be my first choice.
     
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    I've been using chromag rangers for the past few years on most of my bikes, they're awesome, no fuss, solid stems. And they're made 5 minutes from where I live by guys I know.
     
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    I had a 6° rise 70mm stem on my Mojo HD before and caved in to the modern fashion of shorter stems. I rode a 50mm Thomson last year. I didn't feel much of a difference in DH performance, but would hit my knees on the bars sometimes, and seemed to wash out a bit more. I have three spacers under the stem and the bar is pretty much 1.5" below the seat at full extension. So now I'm looking for a 60mm stem because I want to stay shorter than 70mm.

    If I'm washing out, I'm guessing I need more weight over the front. Which means longer and/or lower. I think.

    I was contemplating the 60mm ranger, but was in the shop this weekend and compared a Thomson and a Ranger side by side. Thomson finishing is much much nicer, and the faceplate is much wider too. So now I'm thinking Thomson or Turbine. But it seems you can't get the Turbine in 60mm 0° rise, correct? a 60mm stem with rise would probably put me in the same position as a flat 50mm wouldn't it?

    So the only flat 60mm stem that I can think of is Thomson?