Gamut Cillos Stem Review

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Specifications Reviewed: 60mm in Matte Red Lengths: 40, 50, 60mm Material: alloy Clamp diameter: 31.8mm Clamp width: 57mm Rise: Zero Stack: 43mm Bolts: M6 taper (5mm hex) Colors: Slate Grey, Stealth Black, Matte Red Weight: 177g (60mm) MSRP: $99 Gamut USA had unique origins, and has an interesting take on the mountain bike industry: “In 1999 …

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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: Spank Oozy Stem and Oozy LTD Handlebars

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Here’s the gist of an email conversation I had with our tech editor Syd a couple of months ago: Syd: I’m sending you some 740mm bars and a 50mm stem from Spank Industries. Me: Wait, you do remember that I ride an XC 29er, right? Syd: Shut up and install them. You’ll love ’em! So …

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Kore OCD 7050 35mm Riser Bar and Repute Stem Review


Having ridden and reviewed Kore products in the past, I was stoked to test the OCD 7050 T6 triple butted aluminum riser bar and Repute stem. Specs This version of the OCD is 800mm wide and features a 7 degree back sweep and a 35 degree up sweep. The bar bore is stepped up to …

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