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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Obviously fake but just want one for my second bike.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251112781642? ... 1423.l2649


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I think that they're by far one of the best aluminum alloy bicycle stems which is available for all mountain biking.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:46 am 
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Were you being sarcastic........ :o


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:47 am 
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i would be dubious about the build quality of these. my mate had one and it was sketchy to say the least. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:13 am 
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If you want to ride with the knowledge that the stem might snap at any moment, be my guest.

I'd suggest getting a real one. The £20-ish price difference ain't worth risking your life for (hopefully)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:48 am 
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I'd rather not, plenty of good value known-quantity parts about, big online compainies and even On One do some of their own.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Everything is made in China anyway :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Kona-Ian wrote:
Everything is made in China anyway :lol:


Yes, a lot of it (not all) but the decent stuff has, hopefully, some sort of QA in place whereas the really cheap stuff may not, which is why I wouldn't buy cheap bars, stems or anything else, that if it fails, is likely to result in significant injury.
So, genuine Truvative stems yes, ultra cheap copies, no.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:59 pm 
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What he said.
Loads of Curries are made in Rusholme, not all of them are safe and tasty! :D Brand, experience, and hygiene scoring helps!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Curry, now you're talking.... :)
Love a good curry.


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