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anyone tried "BP carbon stem"?????(3 posts)

anyone tried "BP carbon stem"?????rrjc5488
Oct 26, 2002 2:17 PM
if you have, please tell me how it is. thanks
re: anyone tried "BP carbon stem"?????Carbon fiber fanatik
Oct 27, 2002 9:33 AM
Dont know about the stem, but I do have a set of bladed full carbon forks. Very light, very right. Most pleased with them thus far.
Not much use for a stem because I'm using a set of profile carbon-X's. It's a combo that will never need to be anything different.
never tried but...Sean2
Nov 3, 2002 10:54 AM
Ask BP if they can supply any independent fatigue testing info.

There are a few other companies that make carbon stems:

Look, Pinarello, Wr Compositi, Time, Kuota, Viner, Cinelli (ram), Deda (synapsi), FSA etc...

So far I haven't been able to find any tests that indicate how durable they are or how much that short piece of carbon improves stiffness and vibration dampening... they usually aren't the lightest of all either.

The construction on the Wr Compositi stem looks immaculate and they can do various lengths and rises but not an oversize clamp size (31.8) - only Pinarello and FSA have this - to my knowledge.