Thomson Elite X2 Oversized Road Stem
Thomson Elite X2 Oversized Road Stem
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X2 is for the rider who understands what it takes to stay up front. Energy wasted in flex is the enemy on a road bike. X2 keeps your energy moving forward.
Top Features of the Thomson Elite X2 Oversized Road Stem
- Certified to: EN 14766 2006 MTB and DIN CERTCO: 2006 MTB
- Takes 31.8 bar diametre
- Available black or silver
- CNC'd from a single billet
- 100% USA made
|Bar Clamp Size:||31.8mm|
The Thomson X2 Road stem allows you to realize the benefits of stiffer forks and stiffer 31.8 bars. X2 offers precise steering, tracking, and more control while riding, all wrapped up in a beautiful design.
The Thomson X2 features a lighter, 2-bolt handlebar clamp. The interlocking handlebar clamp of the X2 makes is as torsionally strong as other 4-bolt designs, while being lighter and narrower. X2 has a low 36mm stack height.
X2 is available in 2 rise options; 10 and 17 degree. Both the 10 and 17 degree stem can be run with a positive or negative rise, and the reversible graphics will be right either direction. 10 degree stems work well for average riders/amateur racers, while those who want a very aggressive aero position or who want a very upright position can use the 17 degree stem to meet their fit needs.
About the Thomson brand
Their mission: “Throughout The Centuries There Were Men Who Took First Steps Down New Roads Armed With Nothing But Their Own Vision”
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Magazine reviews for Thomson Elite X2 Oversized Road Stem
Review from Bikeradar
Recently revamped to be sleeker and generally a little smaller all over than the previous version, the Elite X2 is machined from a length of extruded 7000 series aluminium alloy bar and is visually one of the most appealing stems around.
In our deflection test it makes the top five (we expected more considering the interlocking front cap design), and out on the road it behaved like a good stem should, which is what you'd expect considering the price tag.
The weight is quite good for a machined stem, and overall the Thomson X2 is a very nice bit of kit, albeit a little pricey. The stem angles are steeper than usual, with 10 or 17 degrees available.
Unusually for a very much road-styled stem, Thomson say it's robust enough for cross-country mountain bike riding too.
A slightly pricey rolling style statement that works very well
Review from Cycling Weekly
A one-piece design, material has been taken away in as many places as possible, resulting in a creditable 144g without losing any stiffness.
THOMSON is known for producing lightweight yet strong stems and seatposts and the X2 is machined from a solid piece of 7000 series aluminium.
Review from Cycling Plus
The X2 is an altogether more elegant looking stem than most other designs...and the conventional clamping arrangement is less likely to damage delicate 100% carbon fork steerer tubes...a superbly designed adaptor is included for those who would rather use a standard 26mm handlebar with the stem.
Great finish and range of options
Product Q & A
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I'm not very knowledgeable, so pardon my ignorance.
1. My bike is a Japanese made Calamita Due. In the spec sheet my headset is listed as an A-Head 1 1/8in.
When I measure the headset cap, it seems to be just under 32mm...which is 1 1/4in. Presumably, the inner measurement is smaller, I haven't opened it up to check. But basically, will this stem fit?
2. This is listed as suitbale for 31.8 handlebars. Mine are 26. Will a shim be stable enough?
I'm tempted to go for a Ritchey Classic Curve Road Handlebar as they are 31.8 and, judging by the dimensions, I won't have to reach so much when riding.
3. Could you suggest some spacers for too?
Thanks for your help.
The 1 1/8 dimension is the outer diameter of your steerer tube (or the inner diameter of your existing stem. If you take the cap off, you'll see the top of the stem or a spacer exposed, it's the inner measurement of that. Taking the cap off is really easy, especially if you don't loosen your existing stem. Just remove it, and add enough torque to hold it on when you replace it, it won't change your headset preload unless you undo the stem. Even then it's really easy to adjust.
Never tried a handlebar shim (although I have used steerer ones).
The Pro LT Alloy Reversible Standard Stem would be a better option as the bar clamp diameter suits the size your bars measure in at. I've also linked some spacers which might be worth a look as well.
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