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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:44 pm 
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I'm heading towards Thomson guys, I have got NP on my AM bike and it suits it but as you say would it suit a thin framed steel bike???? Probably not?


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Think I might be wrong on the weights too... :oops:

Sure their stuff came in pretty light - maybe it was just comparatively light for the big bike!


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I'm heading towards Thomson guys, I have got NP on my AM bike and it suits it but as you say would it suit a thin framed steel bike???? Probably not?


That's what I don't like about Thomson either, too chunky on nice steel :(

What about a lovely, lightweight Ritchey 4-axis? Beautiful XC kit 8)


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I'm heading towards Thomson guys, I have got NP on my AM bike and it suits it but as you say would it suit a thin framed steel bike???? Probably not?


That's what I don't like about Thomson either, too chunky on nice steel :(

What about a lovely, lightweight Ritchey 4-axis? Beautiful XC kit 8)


Isn't Ritchey a little more roadie type stuff, i just don't really get Ritchey stuff, It would suit a Touring type bike, or a mountain bike with road tyres on if you know what i mean.


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I'm heading towards Thomson guys, I have got NP on my AM bike and it suits it but as you say would it suit a thin framed steel bike???? Probably not?


That's what I don't like about Thomson either, too chunky on nice steel :(

What about a lovely, lightweight Ritchey 4-axis? Beautiful XC kit 8)


Isn't Ritchey a little more roadie type stuff, i just don't really get Ritchey stuff, It would suit a Touring type bike, or a mountain bike with road tyres on if you know what i mean.


Eek!
The Daddy of MTB? Only good for touring or roadie stuff? The higher end stuff is beautiful, lightweight XC jewelry, Thomson looks so crude in comparison.
http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_category.php?k=97996


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elPedro666 wrote:
Nuke Proof for me, Thomson is soooo common, always turns up on those ten'a'penny Orange Fives...

Joking aside (sorry Edd!) I like the NP stuff a lot, very solid, I think maybe a little lighter and much better looking in my eyes. I find Thomson too 'blocky', although on a modern frame I guess that's less apparent. Bloody good stuff though, no argument over that! :wink:



Cheeky! :evil: :lol:

Went off NP when giant-one got a seat post and claimed it was as good as a Thomson. Two rides later it looked worse then my 4 year old Thomson. Case closed for me :wink:


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But think what it had been through! :p :lol:


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: , don't let him hear you say that, he'll sit on you! :shock: :lol:


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Thomson anytime, the finish on stems like Ritchey is rubbish and wears off in no time.


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Thomson it is just handed over a few quid to CRC. Cheers for that guys.


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