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Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £51.23 on Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem review we’re going to look at why it scores 8.9/10 in our review and why we recommend it over many of the other 235 products in the Stems category. We’ve started by giving you a top level score for each of the key areas when it comes to reviewing these products, these scores include a quality score, price score, review score and an overall score.










Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem reviews

See customer reviews at Chain Reaction Cycles:

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Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem Specification

Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem specs

Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem
Feature 1

Material: 7000 Series Aluminium

Other Stems found with this feature: 6

Feature 2

Stack Height: 40mm

Other Stems found with this feature: 11

Feature 3

Certified to: EN 14766 2006 MTB and DIN CERTCO: 2006 MTB

Other Stems found with this feature: 2

Feature 4

Weight Range: 141g to 200g (1-1/8″)/163g to 179g (1.5″)

Other Stems found with this feature: 1

Spec 1

Colour: Black, Silver

Other Stems found with this spec: 6

Spec 2

Option: 0 Degrees, 10 Degrees

Other Stems found with this spec: 11

Spec 3

Length: 120mm, 110mm, 90mm, 70mm, 50mm, 100mm, 60mm, 130mm, 80mm, 40mm, 95mm

Other Stems found with this spec: 2

Spec 4

Material: Alloy

Other Stems found with this spec: 1

Spec 5

Diameter: 31.8mm

Other Stems found with this spec:

Spec 6

Steerer Diameter: 1.1/8″, 1.5″

Other Stems found with this spec:



Number of Reviews


Review Score

4.8 / 5

Average score in category: 4.5


  • . The Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem is an excellent combination of strength and low weight; enduro and downhill riders can run this Thomson MTB stem confidently, yet the X4 is light enough for cross-country and cyclo-cross riders. The Elite X4 MTB Stem offers precision steering and tracking for responsive steering Aluminium Construction. Thomson’s Elite X4 MTB Stem is manufactured from one solid piece of 7000 series aluminium. This piece is precision machined by Thomson in the Macon, Georgia factory. Built and tested to the same standards as the Thomson aerospace parts, this strong aluminium MTB Stem is the best choice for all-around MTB and cyclo-cross riding Strong and Stiff MTB Stem. This Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem is the market leader in strength and stiffness. The X4 MTB Stem allows you to realise the double benefit of stiffer forks and stiffer 31 8mm bars. 30 grams lighter than the Thomson Elite 25 4mm mountain stem, the XT MTB Stem features a traditional steerer clamp that is shaped to save weight and to be friendly to your knees Features: Material:¬†7000 Series AluminiumStack Height:¬†40mmCertified to:¬†EN 14766 2006 MTB and DIN CERTCO: 2006 MTBWeight Range:¬†141g to 200g (1-1/8‚Ä≥)/163g to 179g (1 5″)**Please note the shape of the stem will be different for each size**Buy¬†Thomson Components from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
  • Product codes: 875850006584
  • THO-SM-E174-B

No matter what type of bike product your buying, from the simple accessories through to the full setup of your custom built road bike, there are lots of important considerations that you should take into account, especially when you’re shopping online and unable to test the product first. This is especially true when you’re buying products like Stems.

Our aim is simple, help you get the very best products for your budget. Whether that’s Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem or an alternative, we’ll do our best to find you unbiased, genuine customer reviews to help you make your decision. We’ve found 235 different products in the Stems category at Chain Reaction Cycles and we’ve also managed to find 39 products from Thomson (although only 10 of the 39 are in the Stems category).

Our first piece of advice is for you to spend some time really getting to know what it is you’re looking for. An important feature for one person might be totally pointless and irrelevant to you, so get a good idea of what you want and need from your Stems. Note down this list of key features that your product must have, that way when you’re comparing alternatives you have a starting point to decide whether one product meets your needs or not.

Price is the next and probably one of the most important factors of a purchase, so it’s really worthwhile spending a bit of time analysing the price of Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem and seeing how it stacks up against those offered by different brands or even other alternatives from Thomson. Below we’re going to get into the detail of Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem to help you see how the prices stack up.

We start this price analysis by looking at the price you can expect to pay for Stems. There are 235 different products available at Chain Reaction Cycles, and of those 235, the average price is £53.27. There’s quite a variance in price in this category too with the lowest priced product we found at £1.5 and most expensive was £279.95.

The next stage we went on to, was to look at the price of products from the brand: Thomson. The average price was £86.63 and we found that the price varies right from as little as £2.6 up to £349.99 with Thomson products.

And finally we thought it would be good to give you an idea of Thomson products that appear specifically in the Stems category. So you can see that the price of Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem at £51.23 is great value considering the average price of Thomson Stems is £37.95 and the price varies from £2.99.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that we managed to find Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £51.23 which represents a £28.76 or 36% saving against RRP. If you think Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem ticks all of your boxes in terms of quality and features then it’s more than likely going to be a winner bearing in mind the price.

Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem Reviews

Reviews are obviously a key part of the buying process when buying any cycle gear, and that goes for Stems too. Reading reviews if going to be the closest insight you get into how good Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem is, without actually trying or buying it. Over at Chain Reaction Cycles we managed to find 274 reviews scoring it 4.8 out of 5. That’s a great result considering the price and quality and the fact that it’s a product made by Thomson. In fact when you consider those points and combine it with the fact that the average review score in the Stems category is 4.5 and the average score of products from Thomson is 4.4 it’s a steal. And actually, if you look specifically at products from Thomson in the Stems category the average review score is 4.6.

That’s why you can see it was easy for us to give Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem such a high overall score of 8.9 / 10. It seems to have the perfect combination of features, quality and price making it a great all-rounder.

So our last piece of advice that we can offer is to take your time reading plenty of reviews now, you can see that there are 274 reviews for Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem which score it 4.8, so it’s really worth spending a few minutes reading through lots of these to see what the key advantages or dislikes are. It will really reassure you when you come to buying online.

If you do go on to buy Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem or in fact any of the other Stems, we would love to hear from you. Sharing your views will really help us to write more comprehensive reviews and we will share these thoughts with customers just like you that are looking to read reviews before they commit to buying.