Thomson Elite X4 Stem

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Elite X4

The designTeam forThe newThomson 31.8 stems had aTough goal: make a stem betterThanTheThomson Elite Road and Mountain Stems.That was aTall order, givenThe popularity ofThe Elite models.They've done it,Though -The new X4 is stronger AND lighterThan before. It's designed aroundThe 31.8mm bar standard for increased stiffness and strength. The X4 incorporates a new steerer clamp designThat shaves 20 grams, and of course,The beautiful design and machine workThat have madeThomson famous, with a knee-f

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Jeff   Racer [Mar 29, 2016]
Strength:

as light as carbon
stiff

Weakness:

durability

I had to write this, as my opinion has changed over the years. I have used virtually nothing but thomson stems and seatposts over many years on many bikes. Overall great products; and the rare failure I have experienced (cracked stem) was met with exceptional customer service (replaced immediately). Now this has changed dramatically....both a friend and I had this exact stem (about 4 years old on a 29er hardtail) show cracks in the faceplate around one of the top bolts (both used torque wrenches on undamaged carbon bars). When contacted Thomson with questions about this and pictures; the response is now "we recommend replacing this item every 3-5 years" end of story. So now there is an expiration date; and I am just glad there was no catastrophic failure involved. I still think an exceptional product, just not the same exceptional customer service as before.

Similar Products Used: FSA carbon on road bikes
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3
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3
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Guillermo Estrada   All Mountain Rider [Feb 18, 2015]
Strength:

Nice looking, lightweight and very nice machined.

Weakness:

Not solid as it looks also very expensive. For that price should last for ever.

After one year of moderated use it's broken on spot obviously not hitted with anything, just couldn't resist it's own tension.

Similar Products Used: Race Face.
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3
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3
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