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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:47 pm 
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I just love X-Lite parts from the 90ies and early 2000's.
Everything is just class, from the bar end plugs, the L168 stem I've been after, seat posts and everything else.
But things are so difficult to get hold of.

I was wondering what Alternatives there are to X-lite? In the same mould, you know, CNC'd, nicely engineered, made in England with same quality of build and look.

Any ideas? pics etc?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:59 pm 
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USE.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:24 pm 
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ok, USE stuff?
Mmmmm


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Which USE stuff would be similar to the Xlite stuff i like? same sort of age?
eg. A stem as cool as the L168 or a seat post, and bar end plugs etc


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Pace & middleburn have made stems of various models. Pace also did a tie in with Renthal to create the obscenely light Sub130 (and 130+) bars.

Zero components made some trick bits too.

Just have a dig around in the archives.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:23 pm 
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those Renthals were great - ran a set for years!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I have a very nice X-Lite seatpost on my RC300 that I'd like to trade up to a USE Titanium Alien if one came up in 27.2 (no shims please)

But as others have pointed out....
USE,Zero,Middleburn,Hope,Pace,Renthal,Venhill etc.... pretty much sews everything up.

Not a HUGE fan of X-lite as such but I did like their Ti bars and the Pro Bar ends.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:25 pm 
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I've just waited for X-Lite stuff to come up forsale, be patient.
Most stuff I've found is new old stock.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:08 am 
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tektro........x-lite without the extra machining, and a tenth of the price!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:30 am 
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Never seen Tektro do nice quality anodised bits like X-Lite.


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