Thomson stems and seatposts are tops. I have both on my mountain bike, and I get great pleasure in looking at the stem as I ride. They are so beautifully machined, like works of art. I am hoping to get both for the upcoming cross bike, this time in black. I wanted to do silver, but the bike already has a black headset and seat post collar. Small things, but I want to use what I’ve already got. The Thomson parts even come with beautiful bags. Good stuff.