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 Post subject: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:18 pm 
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In the market for a new stem of the 35mm variety, quite liking the Kore Repute as it will match my Kore bars and has a nice design. Sadly I cant seem to find a 35mm in black in stock anywhere.

Second choice would be the Hope AM/Freeride stem. Its 6g heavier, is available and made in the UK. It is over 30 quid more expensive or a tenner away from being double the price depending on how you look at it.

So what would you do. I can wait patiently for the Kore to re-stock or be a patriot and buy British, albeit at a premium?


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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:24 pm 
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Do you mean 35mm bar diameter..?
If so have you seen these..
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/race ... lsrc=aw.ds

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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:38 pm 
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No. 35mm Lengths, 31.8 clamp.

Race Face is also very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:46 pm 
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This..

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Pro-Atherton-Ov ... _59282.htm

Or

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Pro-Atherton-DH ... tAodxz0AHQ

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:19 am 
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Blimey price of those! !!
Not going to pay more for a stem just because it's hope. So much choice don't just buy it because it's made in England

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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:55 am 
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I've got a black El Guapo Corto stem in 35mm length going for £20 if you're interested?

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/STEGCO/el-guapo-corto-stem

I'm not sure why the 35mm is £40 new and the other lengths less, can't see how it costs more to make.

Pretty much as new I think but can check for marks etc and post a picture if needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:06 am 
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bugeye wrote:
I've got a black El Guapo Corto stem in 35mm length going for £20 if you're interested?

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/STEGCO/el-guapo-corto-stem

I'm not sure why the 35mm is £40 new and the other lengths less, can't see how it costs more to make.

Pretty much as new I think but can check for marks etc and post a picture if needed.


Don't you know the laws of bike manufactures, less material = the more it costs... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:16 am 
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bugeye wrote:
I've got a black El Guapo Corto stem in 35mm length going for £20 if you're interested?

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/STEGCO/el-guapo-corto-stem

I'm not sure why the 35mm is £40 new and the other lengths less, can't see how it costs more to make.

Pretty much as new I think but can check for marks etc and post a picture if needed.


I may well take you up on that :thumbup:

PM me and we will arrange something.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:12 pm 
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VW-surfbum wrote:
Blimey price of those! !!
Not going to pay more for a stem just because it's hope. So much choice don't just buy it because it's made in England



Why not, whats wrong with UK products?


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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:33 pm 
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Renthal apex 32mm out soon! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:59 am 
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jim25 wrote:
VW-surfbum wrote:
Blimey price of those! !!
Not going to pay more for a stem just because it's hope. So much choice don't just buy it because it's made in England



Why not, whats wrong with UK products?

Nothing wrong with them, but they have to be competitive and a good product to justify the cost. My experience is you pay a massive premium for something that is exactly the same.
I have an engineering background and would love to see England be back up to the world leader it was, but it shouldn't be at the consumer' s expense.
I hate getting political.

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 Post subject: Re: Stem Dilemmas
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:39 am 
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Now a days though we "England" just can't compete on mass produced parts ,Taiwan is the market leader in bike machined parts and for a lot less money than we can produce..
You be surprised how much of "your" bike is made in Taiwan ..!!
But I still think if your prepaired to spend extra money some of our home grown products are far superior.
Basically I want good value for money not cheap crap and at the same time not over priced crap just because of branding..

Just my thoughts.. :geek:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:14 am 
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Agreed

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