I'm looking at a shorter oversized stem for my Cotic BFe to get the fitment and feel dialled in. typically, I'm doing general trail riding described I think as AM, I wouldn't say I'm a freeride legend or downhill demon, prob won't be! I'm still sharpening old skills but it's a Swiss Army knife of a bike so anything goes, BMX track, down hill trips, I'm just never gonna be some crazy insane gap jumper or 40mph off roader! Im tall but super light for my height, Nether the less, I like tough long lasting confidence inspiring kit for whatever comes along and not chopped down me Havoc 750 bars yet and might not.
I've plucked out at the top of my budget a Easton Haven AM stem less than 50 quid, scary light at 135g! Seems to have ace reviews, and it's a nice compromise size at 55mm between 50 and 60, no rise. it's a beauty too! Too good to be true and long lasting?!http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/m ... -stem.html
Similarly there's the well priced Pro FRS, Amazing RRP value and even keener with a few quid off. Bargain, also 136g or so! 50mm and a little rise which is good. Too good to be true too?http://www.mobile.wheelies.co.uk/p59288 ... tAodx0UA1g
Also Raceface Chester is an option, though arguably it doesn't look as good for money http://www.evanscycles.com/products/rac ... m-ec045242
And back to bling, the Atlas is a super solid looking option! http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/m ... -2012.html
The X4 Thomson is a bit more, looks great in 50 though, and a few others out there...
Any suggestions or comments about those selected?
Oh and while am at it, bout time I invested in a torque wrench! Any affordable suggestions?