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angle -adjustable stem for threadless steerer(5 posts)

angle -adjustable stem for threadless steererE-ticket
Mar 5, 2002 12:52 PM
Has anyone seen or tried this stem? Is it stiff enough for hard riding, or is it intended only to be a tool to assist fitting before buying a standard, non-adjustable stem?

A common complaint in the 'quill vs. threadless' debate is lack of height/angle adjustability of the threadless system. Is this the solution?
re: angle -adjustable stem for threadless steererAkirasho
Mar 5, 2002 6:41 PM
I don't know much about the ITM... and only have second hand knowledge of that pic'd below... but a friend uses the quilled version of the Ergo for general riding and TT's. It's not been without a few problems (he makes a lot of adjustments 'tween road riding and time trials)... but it's the price paid for adjustability.

This might the answer, or at least an option.

http://www.excelsports.com/item.asp?major=1&minor=22&description=Ergo+Threadless+Stem&vendorCode=LOOK

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check out Colnago's version, toojw25
Mar 6, 2002 5:39 AM
They offer a semi-adjustable stem, made by ITM. The angle can be switched between 80, 90 and 100 degrees, which'd move your bars maybe an inch total. It's pricey, though, around $130, and you'd have that annoying Colnago logo....
The Millenium looks like it's a permanent part, as does the Look ergostem. I've heard of problems with the Look, but I think some care in tightening the bolts would help.
there are better looking and lighter alternatives...Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 6, 2002 3:32 PM
but it may mean looking a bit old fashioned.

i know which id rather ;-)
re: angle -adjustable stem for threadless steerertarwheel
Mar 7, 2002 8:55 AM
The ITM Millenium adjustable stem might be worth checking out, but the problem with its design is that as you change the stem angle your reach will increase or decrease. So, you might get your height dialed in but find the reach too long or short. The Look Ergo stem compensates for that, but is much heavier than the ITM. You can buy the ITM adjustable stem at www.bikeusa.com for about $100. It weighs about 200 g, which is substantially less than the Look Ergo. I've seen one person riding a bike with the ITM adjustable and it's nice looking, just like a normal stem, but the Look is kind of freakish in my view.