titanium stem vs carbon stem?

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Lemule
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by Lemule

I agree. Just had a look. Nice looking stems but logos cheapen it in my opinion.

GDJ
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by GDJ

I would be cautious about ti stems. I know of 3 Ibis titanium stems that broke.

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by madcow

GDJ wrote:I would be cautious about ti stems. I know of 3 Ibis titanium stems that broke.


I know of more Ax stems that failed than that. My opinion is that I'd be cautious of either. To be fair it's been a couple years for the Ax stems, so hopefully they've fixed the issues they were having, but for me I personally would not have one on my bike.

I think that typically it's best to match the stem to the seatpost.

airwise
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by airwise

I fitted a carbon stem on my Seven and the ride was noticeably better.

Bontrager XXX. Far from trendy but discrete and stiff enough.

The Ti stems I've got are rather noodly.

elfuinha
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by elfuinha

Why don't you wait for the MCFK Stem, that will come out next month.

The finish will matt/gloss UD OR 3K, that will fit any confirmation.
I'm waiting myself, to replace my Ritchey Superlogic C260, already in Carbon too.
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Lemule
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by Lemule

Mad cow why is it best to match seatpost and stem?

My frame is 3k carbon with integrated stem. Stem Suggestion?

Lemule
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by Lemule

Elfuinha that sounds a good idea. I did like the look of the ti stem but could be persuaded carbon.

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