soc09-answer_02 2009 SEA OTTER CLASSIC COVERAGE: We posted a phone pic last week directly from Answer’s booth…here’s the good versions.  Answer is debuting some heavily machined direct mount stems.  They’ll have a couple of color options, all of which will be shinier than these prototypes.  The red, above, will match the shiny red on Manitou’s forks’ adjustment levers.

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The Gold stem cap will match the gold on the fork legs at left.  The base of the stem is just as heavily machined out as the cap, and has about 10mm of adjustment fore/aft.

What do you think?