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Renthal Duo Stem Review

Dec. 23, 2013, 2 p.m.
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Running a Chromag Hi-Fi (the stouter brother of the Ranger) with great success. Local company with good design and stem is stiff. Plus it has rad bears on it that make it rad.

Shed head!

Dec. 23, 2013, 9:22 p.m.
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Running a Chromag Hi-Fi (the stouter brother of the Ranger) with great success. Local company with good design and stem is stiff. Plus it has rad bears on it that make it rad.

I would love to try their BZA bars and stem!

Dec. 23, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
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my son just put this stem and the new Lite bars on his Process , very nice stuff not sure if the stem is a 40mm or a 50mm

#northsidetrailbuilders

Dec. 23, 2013, 10:43 p.m.
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Man I was grumpy that day.:lol: Would be interested in trying out a Fatbar, unfortunately a 35mm bar isn't made. Still hold the same opinion of the stem (PH aren't you like 8'10"? Not sure why low stack height would be a bonus). Anywho, going to need to try the Fubar again so I can decide if the BZA DM/carbon bar combo for the big bike is what I want.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 24, 2013, 5:56 a.m.
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Would no one have an Overlord Stem on their ride?

I have those on all my bikes.

The Bza stems are pretty nice if you want 35mm handlebars.

www.northshorebillet.com

Dec. 25, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
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Would no one have an Overlord Stem on their ride?

I do. Nice'n'stiff at 60mm, but the bolts rusted/corroded pretty quickly.Seems to be a common issue with stem bolts though. Are stainless bolts super expensive?

Dec. 25, 2013, 3:19 p.m.
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of the about 5 stems i've used over time, i can't say i've noticed any difference in stiffness. length and appearance is about all i can tell about them. i find the stout boxy design of the Chromag confidence inspiring but beyond that, i think it's mostly placebo.

Dec. 25, 2013, 3:25 p.m.
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Would no one have an Overlord Stem on their ride?

I have those on all my bikes.

The Bza stems are pretty nice if you want 35mm handlebars.

I'd have an Overlord but whats better about it than my Ranger, and the fact it would match my hub and chainring?

NSB variable tooth chainring worked OK on todays ride. Good job.

Dec. 25, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
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I do. Nice'n'stiff at 60mm, but the bolts rusted/corroded pretty quickly.Seems to be a common issue with stem bolts though. Are stainless bolts super expensive?

I have been told that stainless steel hardware doesnt have the same tensile strength that other types of steel have.

Im not convinced that the hardware which doesnt rust is actually true stainless steel. It may simply be an alloy that isnt as prone to rusting.

Either way, make sure you get good quality hardware. Stainless or not, overall quality matters.

thinkin bout bikes

Dec. 28, 2013, 6:27 p.m.
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Would no one have an Overlord Stem on their ride?

I have those on all my bikes.

The Bza stems are pretty nice if you want 35mm handlebars.

I would have 1 if you did a giant OD2 size.

Dec. 28, 2013, 6:40 p.m.
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I would have 1 if you did a giant OD2 size.

Just get the Chromag ranger OD2 stem

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