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Advice on carbon Stems(5 posts)

Advice on carbon Stemsakjohn
Jun 2, 2002 8:08 AM
Greetings...I have recently had a Look 281 built up. I enjoy this bike. However, being that I am not quite as flexible as I used to be, I am considering replacing the Look carbon stem with a stem of equal quality that has a bit more rise. So far, I have only been able to alloy stems. Can any readers recommend a carbon stem that would work?
thanks...

jb
re: Advice on carbon Stemsweiwentg
Jun 2, 2002 9:08 AM
well, if you're dead set on a carbon stem, the only other one I can think of off the top of my head is the Giant composite stem, which is over a hundred dollars. check with the local Giant dealer; they can order this in.
now, why not alloy? as weight weenie as I am, even I'm not willing to pay over a hundred bucks for a stem. perhaps you would consider the 3T Zepp? 130ish grams, and by reports quite reliable.
re: Advice on carbon Stems12x23
Jun 2, 2002 4:05 PM
WR Compositi carbon stems are available in 0 degree rise which should help. I think they are available from Dave Lloyd Bikesport in the UK.
re: Advice on carbon StemsRideOn
Jun 2, 2002 5:33 PM
Look makes a carbon stem, at least it is listed on the LOOK international website. Perhaps your LBS could inquire through Veltec Sports for availability?

db
He is trying to replace that LOOK carbon stem!!!elviento
Jun 2, 2002 6:49 PM