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I "ASSume" 31.7 - 31.8 bars are the same?(3 posts)

I "ASSume" 31.7 - 31.8 bars are the same?K-Man
Dec 2, 2003 7:13 AM
I want to get a longer stem on my new ride and have been coming across some stems that say for 31.7 and others that are for 31.8 bars. I assume that either of these stems would work on my oversized 31.8 Bar? Just want to make certain before I do anything stupid.

Dec 2, 2003 4:00 PM
OS bars are actually 1.25 inches or 31.75mm. Some companies round up the .05 and some round down.
You sure?Coolhand
Dec 3, 2003 1:15 PM
Quality and the various catalogs seem pretty definite on the slight, but real size difference. I always thought it was a scam to keep you from mixing and matching stems. Not an area I would want to be wrong on.

Best to stick with a similar standard.