- Orange 5 new stem and bar needed
I’m thinking 50mm Thomson stem now
If you’re going that short consider – http://www.renthalcycling.com/File/product_duo.aspxPosted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
I tried Renthals after reading the good reviews and I haven’t looked back. Had some 10mm rise 780mm bars on my Five for about a year but popped them on my (previously Mary bar’d) singlespeed and they’ve transformed it – feels like a completely different bike. So bought a set of 20mm rise 740mm Fatbar Lites for the Five and thought I could swap and change them as I like but the 740s are staying on the Five. Feel right for muscling the bike around and getting over the front a bit more and the Curtis feels spot on with the 780s.
The bars themselves though – just have a nice shape etc and feel ‘right’. Use them with a 70mm Thomson stem on the Five and a 60mm Nukeproof stem on the Curtis. I can’t reccommend the Thomson stems highly enough – used them since they first came out about 15 years ago and will probably pick one up for the Curtis as well at some point…Posted 4 years agomickyMember
I always used to buy Thomson and they are brilliantly made but I got fed up with my bikes weighing 1/2 tonne so Im going down the KCNC route now. I know we are only talking about 2/3rds of the weight or 50g difference. If you can shave a few grams off every part it will make a difference overall. Thomson brag about the best weight to strength ratio which is fair enough.Posted 4 years ago
So my Renthal fatbar lite and Thomson x4 stem arrived yesterday. I fitted it and went out for a little blast this lunch time. I really like it! It’s early days but I’d say I deffo have more control and I like the shorter feel the stem has given me. Cracking.
And the gold… doesn’t look shit at all, it actually looks rather nice matching my fox forks.Posted 4 years ago
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