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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News: Thomson Droppers, Stems and More Closer to Reality


Progress continues in the R&D department of Thomson, as the internally-routed dropper seat post, new stems, and more are closer to market. The Covert dropper we saw at Interbike should be here next Spring — assuming version two of the actuator, that is to be tested next week, isn’t followed up by a version three. A dropper for …

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2012 Answer Components: Carbon 780 Bar and ROVE XC Stem Review


Having developed a solid relationship with the great folks at Answer over the last several years, whenever new products are sent to market they give us a call and let us put them to the test. This year I got my hands on the new ProTaper Carbon 780 DH bar, the ROVE XC stem, the …

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