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Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem

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The design team for the new Thomson 31.8 stems had a tough goal: make a stem better than the Thomson Elite Road and Mountain Stems. That was a tall order, given the popularity of the Elite models. They’ve done it, though - the new X4 is stronger AND lighter than before. It’s designed around the 31.8mm bar standard for increased stiffness and strength. The X4 incorporates a new steerer clamp design that shaves 20 grams, and of course, the beautiful design and machine work that have made Thomson famous, with a knee-friendly clamp and no welds to break. OK for use with carbon bars (always follow the mfrs. torque specs).
  • 90 degrees (0 degree rise), 100 degree (10 degree rise)
  • Weight: 166g (100mm)
  • 7000-series aluminum
  • Steerer clamp: 1 1/8
  • Stack Height: 40mm
  • Bar Clamp: 31.8mm
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Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Secures handlebar well (8)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Ergonomic (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Second Time Around

    By Lou

    from Campbell, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Secures Handlebar Well
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

      This is the second Thomson X4 that I have purchased. One for my ALU bike and one for my new Trek Remedy. This is a great stem. It is the perfect length for me. The design is very clean. The unit is built well and looks really good too!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Sexy Stem

      By Chris

      from Bermuda

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Secures Handlebar Well
      • Strong Construction
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

        A great light-weight and strong stem and it just looks amazing. Not much else to say.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great stem

        By T. Robinson

        from Okinawa, Japan

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Secures Handlebar Well
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

          This stem has a simple, strong, functional design. The machine work is beautiful, my only gripe is the glossy black finish. I got this stem in 70mm.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Thomson Elite X4 stem

          By TireShredder

          from Summit, NJ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Scratch Easily
          • Ergonomic Design
          • Lightweight
          • Secures Handlebar Well
          • Strong Construction
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

            I can't say I know too much about bikes but through my few months of owning this stem I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I use to run a 110mm stem and although the turning was smooth I found I needed a more responsive feeling and switching to this X4 100mm stem I have noticed the difference and have put it to good use in my nearby singletrack trails.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            precision beauty

            By Maverick

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ergonomic Design
            • Lightweight
            • Secures Handlebar Well
            • Strong Construction
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

              I ride my mtb on street but have many BMX days behind me. Excellent stem, strong & pretty... the 70mm/0 degree rise draws me in closer for a more responsive front end... sweeeeet!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Rock solid

              By GL

              from Austin,Tx

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Ergonomic Design
              • Lightweight
              • Secures Handlebar Well
              • Strong Construction
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

                Was running a Ritchey stem with King headset and Niner carbon rigid fork. Had consistent problems with stem loosening on the carbon fork resulting in loose headset. Changed out to the Thompson and haven't had to tighten it since...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Could be better

                By Neverstp

                from Ohio

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Secures Handlebar Well
                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

                  I love this stem but found the fasteners had a very shallow head when torquing them my bit kept wanting to work out only thing keeping this from being perfect.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  This stem is hot !

                  By Scotty

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All Blacked Out
                  • Lightweight
                  • Secures Handlebar Well
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

                    This stem completes my mtb trio with the elite seatpost and black seatpost collar to match. This stem is lighter in hand than it looks, shows the usual fine machining Thomson is known for (just look how thin the front plate gets). Felt great at each point during the installation. And, in the end it has a slick, aircraft-precision feel to it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Can't beat this classic

                    By Rim rock dropper

                    from Rifle, CO

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

                    Thomson has a reputation for excellence, so this review will not be a shock to you. Just another satisifed customer who likes the flawless function of the X4 stem. There are other stems that maybe look a bit cooler but this has passed the test of time for me.

                     
                    5.0

                    As good as expected

                    By Kyle

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Looks
                    • Reliability
                    • Strength
                    • Thomson Pedigree

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Am
                    • Trail
                    • XC

                    Comments about Thomson Elite X4 Mountain Stem:

                    I have been using the X4 for about 4 years now and I am still on the same one. It still looks and feels great. The finish is nice and clean. Thomson is like Chris King...you get what you pay for.

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