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Stem AngleJL
May 19, 2002 6:04 AM
I'm interested in replacing my Icon stem on my 58cm 2001 Trek 5200. Does anyone know the stem angle? I'd like to replace it with the same angle, but 1 cm smaller.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Happy riding.

Don't they come in many angles? (nm)Kerry
May 19, 2002 3:47 PM
Yes, but I don't know...JL
May 20, 2002 6:00 AM
what my current stem angle is. I'm curious if anyone knows the stock ICON stem angle for a 58cm 2001 Trek. If I'm generalizing too much, I apologize. I just thought there was some "default" Trek used as a starting point.


re: Stem Angledoggintx
May 20, 2002 10:21 AM
My 2001 5200 came with an ICON stem with a 0 rise (i.e., 90 degrees). Any "rise" you're getting on a 0 rise stem is from the angled headtube. I now use a ZEPP stem with a +/- 7 degree rise so it's parallel to the ground when I flip it.
re: Stem AngleJL
May 20, 2002 11:35 AM
Thanks. That's what I was looking for. I couldn't find that info. anywhere.
re: Stem Anglepa rider
May 21, 2002 9:32 AM
I'm looking at changing my road bike stem as well, so I'll give you some tip. I bought a engineer tool they use for making angles on sketches.

You know the one that has 360 degree's and comes in a circle. I got it three years ago and it helped me determine where a 25 degree rise would put my stem. Remember that the stem lenght is center stem to center handle bars.

Most stems are either 0 or 10 degree. You may have 7 degree. I e-mailed trek with a question last week about the 5200 headtube length and got my e-mail replied in one day. Send them an e-mail, would get your question answer. I went to to contact the techinical with the question.

Good luck,

re: ThanksJL
May 22, 2002 8:55 AM
I checked and I think I do have a 0 degree stem. You're luck with the Trek response. I've emailed in the past and waited for a reply. I'm still not sure if I'm swapping either.

Happy PA Riding.