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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Any one post some pics? of each mentioned perhaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:08 pm 
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.....when I said Ibis Ti I of course meant a quill stem.

Ahead stems are another thing altogether. Personally speaking i'm not fond of the bolts on the rear of the stem design, i've hit my knees enough times in tight situations to despise that design, I also think they look clunky. So Syncros or Tioga ahead stems for me, clean and simple.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Ibis Ti are about as pretty as they get...serious bike jewelry.


Whereas there is nothing remotely pretty about Syncros...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Not sure of the name of the cook bros one,there was one for sale last year or maybe 18 month ago on eBay I think.
A quill type one looked similar to the dog bone crank arm.

Syncros stems are quite chunky but reassuringly so!

Control tech look very neat not overly big.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:15 pm 
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The Ibis Ti is a work of art, the 'nicest' stem ever made in my opinion - but a Moots Ti beam is stiffer and has the removable faceplate.
Ringle are sweet but their faceplates are prone to cracking.
X Lite's L 168 was a beautifully made thing but an odd design and heavy
...if you're no bothered about going modern-ish, nothing beats a Thomson for quality and function..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Unfortunately the Syncros brand was a bit diluted by the end of the 90's after they sold to GT (97 ish) and on there bumbling travels after that.
Pop here to have a read over some stems mentioned.
http://www.bikepro.com/products/stems/stems.html


I still prefer the look of
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:20 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=7&t=203431&start=15

A ringle and a cook bros here.
Just scroll down a bit


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Wow that Manitou!
Man that looks wicked!

Also love that Ibis!


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