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Stem Selection(7 posts)

Stem Selectionksfacinelli
Jun 20, 2002 11:22 AM
I am in the market for a shorter stem. I am currently using a Ritchey that is 130mm long but need a 100-110 for a better fit. I am also need a rise of 6-10 deg. I am looking at the TTT Zepp or Forgie or another Ritchey suggestions would be welcomed.


re: Stem Selectionszybki
Jun 20, 2002 2:25 PM
I've ordered one of these:
I haven't used it yet so I can't offer an opinion on how it performs, but the specs look good, and the price is really good. You could flip it (logo made to do this) to get a 10 deg rise.
Jun 20, 2002 5:57 PM
If you want one of these try They will sell you one for less than $60 shipped. Very nice looking stem in my opinion. Machined from billet, Ti hardware including bolt for plug, and nice shot peened finish.

Whichever stem you decide on make sure it fits the handlebars. I used to mix 25.8 mm and 26.0 mm bars and stems but with the new super light stuff, it's better to just stick with the proper size. Deda, Cinelli is 26.0 while 3T and ITM is 25.8

Solido - heck yes!Crankist
Jun 21, 2002 8:06 AM
AND it's available in 105mm. Got mine last week and yeah,
stiff, light and attractive. But I paid $70.
re: Stem Selectionkoala
Jun 20, 2002 3:26 PM
I have a forgie that is stiffer than my old ritchey pro. Its not as light as the zepp but is a lot less money and is stout. I also like the way it looks but not everbody does.
re: Stem Selectiontj90
Jun 20, 2002 8:13 PM
Just got a Forgie (replacing) the Cinelli groove. The previous poster is right - stick with the same diameters. With that said I have had no problems bolting my 3T H-bars (25.8) on the Cinelli groove (26 mm).
My initial impressions is that the Forgie feels about the same weight as the groove (~180gm) but feels stiffer. I have the 120 mm and my handlebars have never felt so solid.
The other thing I like about the Forgie or zepp is how if can be flipped either way and does not look stupid.
The Zepp if your a weight weenie and you have the extra bucks. Frankly the Ti Hardware scares me, b/c the SAG wagons rarely use Torque wrenches and Im scared that Im going to break one or put up with creaking from Ti Hardware.
re: Stem Selectionksfacinelli
Jun 21, 2002 12:51 PM
I made a quick decision at the LBS and got a Bontrager Race-Lite It was 100mm with +/-7 degrees. I took the stickers off and it seems to be working fine. Thanks for the advice....but I needed to get some comfort. I like to support the local LBS when I get the chance. They let me play around with a few different lengths and angles before I narrowed in on the one I got. Worth a few extra bucks for sure.

Keep riding,