Thomson stems and seatposts have long been an upgrade that walks the line between bling and performance. There is no doubt that they are well made and respected for durability. Though there are far more expensive bits out there, they aren’t cheap either. I’m of the opinion that if you are looking for that balance of looks and quality- you’ll find it in Thomson.
They recently announced that you’ll be able to finish out that cockpit with Thomson bars- for road, cross or MTB. Available this fall- I’m looking forward to seeing them at Interbike, and hope to pick some up for CX season.