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Stem in opposite way...ronvermeeren
Mar 10, 2002 11:02 AM

I want mount my Deda Newton 31 stem in the opposite way, thus standing up, does this influence riding characteristics? I want to do that because otherwise i must use too many spacers, which looks terrible.

Ron Vermeeren.
Mar 10, 2002 11:07 AM
I can't say that it influences ride characteristics per se, but it will influence your reach. To the extent reach and ride quality intersect, you'll feel it. But if you are already at risk of too many spacers, then you'll feel it in a "good" way. The Deda is stiff enough; you'll be fine.
I flipped a Deda Magic stem...PdxMark
Mar 10, 2002 4:07 PM
and it has worked out well. It will raise your bar up alot (for a 17 degree stem angle), and back a bit too. I had first confirmed with Deda that flipping was fine - in case there were any secret internal structural issues. The Deda person said flipping would be fine, but that "it would have an unconventional look." Always style-conscious, those Italians...
I flipped a Deda Magic stem...ronvermeeren
Mar 10, 2002 11:55 PM

Yeah i know that i bought an ITM Millennium stem with a logo that is displayed correct in one position ;) But you don't notice any changes in steering? Yes i saw that i gain
3,5 cm, that is very much. Also i think that i must buy a longer version, 130mm intead of 120mm, because the length saddle-bar is shorter when i use it in the opposite way.

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