As far as products instrumental to the history of mountain biking go, Thomson’s legendary stems perhaps come above all else. Having always crafted cross-country stems that offer a supreme strength to weight ratio when compared to all others – including most brands’ DH stems – Thomson’s gravity option unsurprisingly comes in as one of the strongest ever, and even the 1.5" steerer version still only weighs 163grams!

Sheer beauty also goes some way to making a product that oozes cool; Thomson’s products really do give a bike the finest finishing touch possible, and that understated logo will round off any bike’s styling.

Price: £79.99

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