Review: Box Components Cusp Stem

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The Cusp stem from Box Components is a no nonsense stem designed to work hand-in-hand with the company’s “X” 35mm carbon bars. I’ve been running this stem on my 29er for several weeks now and here’s what I’ve learned. Box offers this stem in 3 lengths: 45, 55, and 65mm. I consider myself an XC …

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Review: The New Easton 35 Cockpit: Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise Bar, Haven 35 Stem, and Grips


First of all, why 35? To paraphrase a friend of mine who is a mechanic, the biking industry is unique in that innovation makes its own predecessors obsolete. Like me, the first question that many readers may ask is, “why bother changing the diameter of a handlebar that has worked so well for so many years? …

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Review: Loaded Precision AMXC Stem


Continuing on their quest to manufacture parts that are durable, lightweight, and affordable, Loaded Precision offers a stem in their AMXC line of cockpit components. Specs The AMXC stem features the same refined CNC machining as the X-lite seatpost, but steps it up a notch in the beefiness department. It too is forged from a …

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Interbike 2012: New Wheels, Bars, Stems, and Seatposts from Easton


Easton is a brand name that everyone knows, even if they’re not into cycling. This year, Easton is releasing some really interesting products, as well as cleaning up the rest of their line with fresh graphics that match throughout the entire product range. As usual, the hoops are a big deal. This year Easton boasts …

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