Hope's stems have been a big hit among homegrown kit fans as well as those looking for top performance at a great price.
It's a fully machined unit like the Thomson, with loads of pockets and external webbing machined into the outside of the steerer clamp/shaft junction. There's a stress spreading shallow s bend to the rear slot, smoothly radiused bar clamp and recessed laser logos.
Loads of anodised colours are available with hand picked face plates to ensure a perfect match. Outside the aesthetics it's within a whisker of the Thomson for stiffness and just 12g heavier, but £15 cheaper, which just sees it clinch the overall win. It's compatible with Hope's unique front plate mounted lights and Cannondale/OnePointFive inch versions are available too.