|Trek 5900 - angle of stem (bontrager)?||anzoni|
Oct 15, 2002 12:25 PM
Got myself a 5900 last year, but the Bontrager stem has an akward angle (rises quite a bit upwards). Is it possible to put it upwards down as with some models from Deda (newton, or do I have to change it to get it closer to straight?
Thanks for your help!
|Assumably yes ...||Markus_B|
Oct 15, 2002 1:59 PM
|if we're talking about a current model ("Race Road" or "Race Lite Road").
First of all the column headings at www.bontrager.com specify angles like "Rise (+/-) (°)".
Secondly I bought a 2002 Klein Q Pro which came with a Race Lite Stem (with oversized bar clamp). The stem has originally been (and still is) assembled in the -7° Position (although I'm not sure if by LBS or by Trek).
Last argument: To me the stem appears to be completely symmetric.
Of course I recommend asking Bontrager - this should be enough of a disclaimer ;-)
|Yes, you can flip||TrekFurthur|
Oct 16, 2002 4:38 AM
|the rise on the Bontrager is about 2 degrees more than the Newton (7 to 5), which is not enough to make a lot of difference.|| |