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10/30/2015 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/30/2015 12:27 PM

The redneck I've been using is a friend's, and he wants it back. I've been looking and hsve narrowed it down to these.

Stranger Haze

Merritt Inaugural

Premium Sub 10 v3

Want to hear any experiences with these. Open to suggestions. The premium and Merritt are at the top of my price range.

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10/30/2015 12:51 PM

Spend the extra $10 and get the FBM

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10/30/2015 2:09 PM

Fit bf stem I love mine

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10/30/2015 2:19 PM

Out of those 3, I would get the Merritt for sure. Stranger is pretty meh to me and the Premium has those cutouts which steers me away personally. Plus the guys at Merritt are pretty cool. If you don't want the feel of your bike to change, then the Premium is the closest to what the S&M's dimensions were. Not a big deal cause you'll get used to it eventually though.

I was actually going to get the Merritt stem before. I'm currently riding the Odyssey Hawk 02 stem and I like it, but it's a stem and not much more can be said about them.

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10/30/2015 4:00 PM

I personally haven't ridden any of those stems. But, if I were to choose I think I would go with the Merritt. The premium stem worries me with all the cut outs. After breaking my Primo Aneyerlator, it makes me think twice about saving a couple ounces on something that takes a lot of abuse. Save two ounces and risk potentially getting hurt, or take the extra weight and not have to worry? Other than that I'm not too sure about the Stranger stem either....I haven't really heard much about them, but who knows it could be a nice stem for a good price!

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10/30/2015 4:02 PM

Im actually thinking about the merrit myself

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10/30/2015 4:12 PM

Why get a merritt stem when you could get an animal mr?

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10/30/2015 4:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/30/2015 4:46 PM

adamnmexian recomends this

srsly though, I think this one looks cool

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10/30/2015 10:32 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Why get a merritt stem when you could get an animal mr?

Tbh i might get the jumpoff remix.

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10/31/2015 10:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/31/2015 10:11 AM

My friend Matt Swing who I just mentioned in a different thread had the Haze in oilslick and be ended up cracking it in like 4 months and he doesn't go big or anything . He said he hated it and never to get it .

I personally ride the Premium , and I don't blame you ; before I even got my bike I said I'd change the stem . It did worry me but I rode it and it didn't affect anything . About maybe a year or more on the same stem I haven't touched it . It hasnt moved , hasn't slipped or bent , I see no cracks , it's solid and feels nice and the V3 isn't fully cut out like the V2 so it should be a bit better if you're worried . It looks amazing . Also I run 10" bars and they haven't slipped yet so I'd definitely ride it if I were you .

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10/31/2015 10:11 AM

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Out of your options I would probably get the Merritt, or as said above an Animal.

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10/31/2015 10:38 AM

after this week im grabbing a madera mast in 54mm reach yay

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10/31/2015 12:49 PM

Get a redneck stem

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11/1/2015 9:43 PM

ive had my premium v2 for over 3 years and had no problems, i even had it flipped for quite some time and it never slipped

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11/1/2015 10:01 PM

Zoticbmxstreet wrote:

ive had my premium v2 for over 3 years and had no problems, i even had it flipped for quite some time and it never slipped

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11/2/2015 5:20 AM

I bought the stranger haze a couple months ago and it doesn't grip my bars for shit. I'm gonna cut grooves into the stem sooner or later

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11/2/2015 7:58 AM

adamnmexican wrote:

Get a redneck stem

When that's the stem you're coming from. Lel. Not by choice though. Unless the shredneck drops REALLY soon, it's the Merritt or Premium.

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11/2/2015 9:08 AM

I'm probably going to go back to my ORIGINAL VERSION Shadow Top Load from like 2005 once I swap out my Red wheels.

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