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Stem Options(6 posts)

Stem Optionsgregdogg62
Nov 8, 2002 11:23 AM
I am looking for a 90 degree threadless stem, but I am having some trouble finding any options. The only one I have found is the Profile H20, but that is really not an option. It looks like FSA might be making one this year, but they don't have any info on their site yet. Anyone have any suggestions?
Ritchey (nm)Mike Prince
Nov 8, 2002 11:34 AM
Ritchey WCSBenR
Nov 9, 2002 10:32 AM
If I were in the market for a new stem, I would strongly consider Ritchey's most expensive version - it is expensive, but one still one of the cheaper stems in it's class. It's lighter 140g and stiffer than stems that cost $10-20 more(i.e. Deda Newton). Price in Colorado Cyclist is $90. I have an older Ritchey Pro that I got for $30 and it's a good little stem (a few grams heavier and not nearly as stiff as WCS), but it isn't worth the the $50-60 that most companies now want for it. It's a bit lighter but probably not as stiff as the Profile stem you are looking at. The only 90 degree stem I see in the Colorado Cyclist catalog is Salsa, but I've never been impressed by their products. Stiff maybe, but overweight and overpriced.

I'm sure you can find more 90 degree stems by looking at multiple places or checking classifieds if you don't mind used products. Normal stems (not magnesium or carbon) don't noticeably fatique, so used stuff is fine, unlike used bars, tires, frames, drive trains, etc.
re: salsa n/mThirtyFive
Nov 8, 2002 2:59 PM
Thomson makes a +5 for very slight rise. VVG! (nm)Spunout
Nov 12, 2002 9:27 AM
Nov 15, 2002 2:03 PM
Yes, Trek's house brand.