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Cinelli stems and bars(4 posts)

Cinelli stems and barspeloton
Sep 18, 2001 3:14 PM
My old stem and bar were a couple of years old and had the mileage adding up so I decided to retire them. I ordered a Cinelli B-Groove bar, and Alter stem for replacements. I've ridden on both very briefly and liked the ride quality. The B-Groove as I understand is the latest edition of the old eubious bar, so I imagine it has passed the test of time. The alter stem felt nice and stiff when I rode it, and I really like the asthetics. What I would like to know though is what other people's personal experiences with these products has been. Any positive or negative comments to share? Any comments would be welcome and appreciated.
re: Cinelli stems and barsDoubleK
Sep 19, 2001 8:04 AM
Well, I haven't used the exact models you have but I have been using Cinelli and 3T (both under the Gruppo corporate umbrella) procucts for years and haven't been dissapointed once. They are well made and durable IME. You can't go wrong with either brand.
re: Cinelli stems and barstcr01
Sep 19, 2001 9:27 AM
I have been using the Solido stem (26.0) stem and B Groove bars for this whole season. Aprox. 6 road races and 10 criteriums. I am 5'10" and 147 lbs. I have found the combination to be relatively stiff. There has been some flex but is not very noticable or unwanted. I did replace the Ti bolts in the stem with stainless from the beginning. I don't trust the Ti hardware, ecspecially when I don't know the grade. Overall, I would recommend this setup. The Cinelli reach and drop is exactly what I wanted (90/145). Make sure this will fit you, since different bar manufactureres have different reaches and drops spec'd.
re: Cinelli stems and barscioccman
Sep 19, 2001 12:53 PM
I have an Alter stem. I have no complaints. A little heavier than the ultralites, e.g. Deda, 3T, ITM, however, it's good and stiff and looks tough. I use a Cinelli bar, not the B-groove, but I like it. I've also got a Deda 215, a little lighter.