top load stems?united valentino vs bsd race v2

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7/28/2014 9:24 AM

I ride street and i am sick of my stock stem so i want to get a new one but i dunno whether a top load or a front load is better for street[what type is stronger].i am kind of leaning towards a top load since my bars are a little low for me and i do go for a top load,would the united valentino be better than the bsd race v2?


7/28/2014 9:36 AM

I'd go with the United as it's a little cheaper in some options and has 2 different reaches.But either would be fine, they're practically the same. And toploads just as a design can be stronger than frontloads, but it really just varys from stem to stem. I personally prefer toploads for the look and rise, but it's all up to you.


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7/28/2014 10:09 AM

I'm in to topload stems. But a stem is a stem. Just test some and get what reach you prefer. If you want more rise I prefer top load stem that are like the sunday freeze or demo Monarch TL. Those are cheaper the Monarch is on sale at dans


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7/30/2014 1:49 PM

I've had both top load and front load and I much prefer top load as they look better and gives higher bars but it's personal preference


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7/30/2014 5:38 PM

bsd a buddy of mines had his for a year not its solid


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7/30/2014 5:43 PM

Get the bsd boozer stem, its a race v2, but with a bottle opener cnc'd into the front...... Considering one myself


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7/30/2014 6:11 PM

Honestly I hate the BSD Race stem because the bottom cutout and the bolt holes going all the way through is a recipe for cracks, especially with 7075. Just a poorly designed stem. Out of those two I'd go for the United.


7/30/2014 6:17 PM

United, toploads just save your back some from being hunched over.


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7/30/2014 6:26 PM

I rode the Valentino stem for a few months and it worked well for me.

One of our team guys has the BSD stem and has no problems with it.

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