Thomson Elite X4 Stem
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Thomson Elite X4 Stem
- 1" 1/8mm steerer diameter
- 0 or 10 degree rise
- 50,70,80,90,100,110mm lenghts
- 31.8mm handlebar diameter
- Detachable 4 bolt stem clamp
- 110mm stem weights aprroximately 199g
- Colour = Black
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Mr PorterI wanted a -10 degree stem to lower the bars a little and this was the only one I could find. It's not cheap but with the CNC manufacturing and laser etching it oozes quality and looks stylish but also nicely understated. It feels very solid when yanking on the bars but still not unforgiving over rougher ground, but that's more likely due to the frame/fork/bars. Apparently it's meant to be an MTB stem but the 120mm version looks like a typical (but sexier-looking) road stem to me and if it's designed for MTB use then it's bound to be nice and sturdy. The bolts are all 3mm allen key types, which is unusual but should not be a problem. If the lengths and angles suit your needs and you don't mind paying a little extra for quality looks and performance then you won't regret buying this stem.
Mr dormerAs a heavy rider this stem is super solid in the sprints
Steve ClucasLightweight, stylish, not too blingy but still recognised as a quality product, what's not to like about a Thomson Elite X4 stem.
AngusUsual Thomson quality. Fit and set up no issues.
Filipe CargneluttiVery good finish, stiff, not so light, but its durability is very good
Mr KempStandard Thomson - immaculate finish, stiff, and quite light weight.
PeteBeautiful, functional piece. Very light. Thomson components are top shelf.
Mr TomeyExcellent stem. I had the 60mm version which isn't curved on the sides as illustrated, but more 'slab sided' . Beautifully made. Torque wrench required.
Mr GilbertTop quality. Thanks to the smooth recessed mounting hardware, no more gashing my knee on the stem crashing
Mr AlsteadVery light, strong and looks good. Made a big difference going from 90mm to 70mm.
DukeBrilliant stem. Not only suitable for MTB but stiff enough for track/road use!
JeffThe best stem money can buy. Replaced my old Elite X4 with a shorter 70mm version. No question about buying another Thomson. Look great & quality is second to none.
Mr HoughPurchased to replace a longer Ritchey wcs 4axis stem, this came in at about 30 grams heavier but man is this stem stiff, well worth the extra weight. Machining is immaculate as I've come to expect from Thomson. Not sure about the size of the bolts, would prefer something a bit bigger but tightened to the correct torque there seems to be no slippage. Impressed so far. I`d also love to mention the quality of the service from merlin, but its against their guidelines, so I won`t bother (which is a shame coz its pretty good really)
Mr MonnickendamI've had Thomson stems on my last 3 mtb's and they can't be matched for strength to weight at the smaller end of the scale (50-70mm). They are understated but look pretty nice when mounted on the front of your bike with a good set of wide bars, the steering is direct and precise and alters the handling characteristics of the bike for the better.
UrkkiSolid bombroof classic. Avalialable in widest range of sizes which is why it's always easy to choose Thomson for any bike really. Not the lightest but certainly not the heaviest either. Honest, no-nonsense looks and top notch machining.
Mr VarneyFitted onto my cross bike, supplied as described, looks fantastic with a lovely finish on it. Clamps nicely and doesn't slip. They also come in their own cool drawstring bag. Great delivery, very quick, always helpful!
Mr HeathThis is my 5th Thomson stem on my 8th bike build, I've tried 110s 100s 90s and now 70s I'd love to try the 45s too as they look the bomb! I've used plenty of other stems but In my 25 years of Mountain Biking the Thomson brand has never failed to impress me with its inherent toughness and fantastic finish. Their stems seem to last and last. The bike just feels complete with a Thomson stem on it, many others seem inferior either in looks or build quality.
Mike MGreat stem, light and strong with high quality finish!
Mr BThomson make a good quality product. These might not be the lightest stems available, but you can be sure they are tough enough, and up to the job. Weight stats can be found on thomsons website. Good quality machining and finish on the stem.
Mr BautistaExcellent product, great bit of kit. Quality stem and looks very great on my Mtb bike. Now I have two Thomson I will get more when I can.
Mr KwongSolid stem with an excellent clamping system.
Mr VinsunOne of the increasingly few absolute 'classic' bike components available today and one which should probably be on every real mountain bike. Imitations are about, some from pretty major manufacturers, but absolutely nothing comes close to a genuine Thomson either in fit, finish, quality of materials or durability. Rivals come and go but Thomson continue to simplify and add lightness. Why buy anything else at this price?
RupertThe usual Thomson quality. Cannot fault it.
Aussie ScottLightweight. Good and solid. Another quality product from Thomson.
Mr WONGX4, light, strong and nicely crafted. What more could you ask for?
Michael2nd one I bought - excellent quality and classic looks, why go for anything else, maybe only if you need it it in 10 degree rise...
Mr CaseyBeautifully made stem at a great price. Substantially more robust than the 70mm Stem.
Mr MagnussonI have never been disapointed with Thomson, light as a feather, solid as a rock. Just mount it and forget it.
Mr richardsonStunning quality, super price. I have owned lots of stems but the Thomson is without doubt the best looking.
Mr MosleyThis is my second Thomson Stem, first one was the elite now with a stiffer and lighter version I couldn't be happier with my clothes on. Very easy to fit and get your bars in the exact position you want with minimal fuss. A great stem with nothing but praise.
Basso from FinlandVery good quality stem. It makes whole frontside of the bike very stable. It is also good looking. I use this in my road bike and I am very satisfied with it
Mr ParkerFantastic stem. Super strong and top quality.
Mr demetiouThat stem is a masterpice. Very light, stiff and axcellent finish
Mr AstonThe best stem on the market? Probably :) I use the X4 stem in different sizes on all my bikes and wouldn't buy anything else, buy one, you won't be disappointed 8)
Mr ColbyWas torn between this and other lighter stems for XC riding. In the end I chose this in 90mm zero degree and could not be happier with it. Very well made and reasonably light. Machining is beautiful!! Looks great teamed up with seatpost and top cap!! Would highly recommend!!. This was my first ordr from Merlin and the service was second to none!!! Very happy, thank you Merlin!!
Mr MacfarlaneI have used Thomson products for about 15 years. So new bike new Thomson stem. This is of superb quality, strength and pretty light. The ultimate in affordable bike bling. Safe on your knees and never comes loose if torqued properly. A bike design classic. Buy one
AlbertAs always, excellent service and fantastic price fora great piece of kit.
MichaelI always look to Thomson eventually when I need a new stem or seatpost (and soon handlebar and maybe, maybe a dropper post if I can afford it). Maybe there is a little brand-addiction involved - stems are stems - they attach your handlebar to your bike. But Thomson X4 stems are nice to look at, light, nicely made and come in black. And they'll match the rest of your Thomson components, so why not?
Mr HubbardSuper light, beautifully machined.
Mr AngellSuperbly machined from a single piece of aluminium, it's the perfect combination of light weight and strength. I don't understand why people buy wrapped carbon fibre stems for twice the price when this is so much better. Looks fantastic paired with a Thomson stem cap. Another great product from Thomson and highly recommended.
Mr VarneyMaybe not the lightest, but still up there with the very best. I feel perfectly safe installing carbon bars into this stem without course to a file to remove any sharp edges. Excellent plating on the fixing bolts, I,ve another one fitted to my hardtail and they never corroded in over over four years.
Mr DaviesThomson stem - is there anything else to say!? Although I would like to see them use a slightly larger allen bolt size, but that is proper nit-picking.
Mr JamesWhat more could you ask for? Unrivalled strength to weight ratio and still looks awesome! Handlebar held firmly with four bolt design so no movement or twist. Other stems maybe cheaper but you would be hard pushed to find one better.
Mr WatsonThe best you can get, a quick glance at the exquisite machining will tell you that.
Mr WebbThomson speaks for itself would not buy anything else.
Mr HukeQuality product, easy to fit and promptly delivered. However, no Thomson bag - have they stopped doing them?
Mr bennettHello. Just a note to say how pleased I am with your service. I first ordered a bike from you in 1996, and have been steadily ordering bikes and items from you ever since. The last few items I have bought have all been Thomson products as you continue to be ultra competitive with the price. Thank you again.
Paul SmithNot much to say about the stem other that there's nothing better. Same goes for the service, received promptly the day after ordering.
Mr GallagherGreat stem, best price you can get, and fast delivery. Gota love merlin :)