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Old 06-23-22, 03:30 PM
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Specialized stem ID

So the MB-1 came with a pretty cool Big S stem/bar combo.

They may get moved to a Stumpy if I don't go with bullmoose which is what this would probably get if I do move them.

Pretty sure they are a set and maybe a bit rare as I cannot find another example anywhere yet.

The serrations on the bar match the stem and are not the same as a Slingshot stem and X-2+2 bars, these are narrower.

The bars are stamped Specialized X-1+2, the stem is stamped on the quill S P with a dot in the middle.

Guess they are identified but would like to know what they were used on and when since we already know about bullmoose, putterhead and slingshot, never seen these.





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Old 06-24-22, 02:52 PM
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The S P might be only a date code.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
The S P might be only a date code.
That would get me something as I got nothin right now, can't find another example anywhere and there are a lot of vintage Stumpy's up for sale right now.

Don't think these came on a Stumpy but who knows.
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am ignorant of these Sinyard stem/bar products

wondering if Nitto be the vendor?


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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
The S P might be only a date code.
Looks like a good call, vintage Trek says letter dot letter is year and month for Nitto stems and bars which these most likely are.

Now I have to pull a grip off to get the bar code.
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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wondering if Nitto be the vendor?


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Looks to be the case, letter dot letter is their format.
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Old 06-24-22, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
The S P might be only a date code.
Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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wondering if Nitto be the vendor?


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So no date code on the bars that I can find, both being Specialized and specific to each other, I think it likely they are a set and hail from the same time period.

Turns out there are no serrations and there maybe other bars that would work with it but any bar with a raised area for a regular stem would look bad and may not fit either.

Still doesn't tell us much if anything about what they may have came on.
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100% sure that's a Nitto product. Spec's bars in those days were frequently rebranded/made by Nitto. The giveaway is the quill/wedge, as well as the forging of the extension (look at a Nitto Dirt Drop) which is a perfect match for the contemporary products made by Nitto.
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
100% sure that's a Nitto product. Spec's bars in those days were frequently rebranded/made by Nitto. The giveaway is the quill/wedge, as well as the forging of the extension (look at a Nitto Dirt Drop) which is a perfect match for the contemporary products made by Nitto.
Agreed, still no help with what they came on really but Feb. 85 puts them smack in the middle of the MTB eruption that was going on.

Seems very odd to me that no other examples can be found and no one else so far has ever seen them either.

Maybe these are the only ones ever made and I hit the jackpot.
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That same combo has sold on ebay several times, but not recently. They tend to bring $100 or more.
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I have a couple of those Spesh X1 bars somewhere that were attached to cast alloy SR "slingshot" stems, but I haven't seen that X1+2 before.
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