RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Components


Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )


Zero rise stems? Looking for a replacement.(7 posts)

Zero rise stems? Looking for a replacement.ekdave
Feb 4, 2004 10:54 AM
Ive got a zero rise stem now (easton EM90). Meaning, if I flip it, it still is the same level.

Looking for a replacement stem. Same zero rise. 120mm, 1-1/8 threadless.

cant see to find one I like.

I like = 4 small or 2 large bolts on faceplate, attractive, lightweight.......but not too light, 120 grams is my mental-health lower limit.

-------------
so far I have found the Salsa SUL but thats it. Too bad it doesnt meet the weight thing or the attractive thing "I like"

thanks
not many around...C-40
Feb 4, 2004 11:15 AM
Ritchey used to make the Comp model, but apparently no longer does.

Profile makes the H20 model, but it's ugly too.

FSA makes a pricey carbon model, but only for oversize bars.

If you're using 1cm or more of spacer, an 84 degree, flipped to 96 degrees is another possibility. It will raise the bars by about 1cm, permitting the removal of 1cm of spacer. It really doesn't look that extreme.
Thomson and FSA...Nater
Feb 4, 2004 12:37 PM
Thomson stems are available in a 95 degree version, reasonably light, not sure about the cam mechanism on a carbon steer tube.

The other stem I found is an FSA...but it looks like QBP only has it in 90 degree/130mm and 90 degree/90mm. The rest of the sizes are all 84/96 degrees. I think that might be the closest you can get with a road stem.

Another option might be a mountain stem and use a handlebar that has a 25.4 or 25.8mm diameter at the clamp.
I use the 86 degree Newtonrussw19
Feb 4, 2004 10:27 PM
It is not quite a zero, but still has a slight rise when on the bike. 4 bolt face plate, light, and still plenty strong. If you want to see what it looks like, I recently posted a pic of my bike in the new Pinarello forum. It's the thread about my Paris getting long in the tooth.

Russ
Oh, and I meant to addrussw19
Feb 4, 2004 10:31 PM
Some of the new 31.8mm mountain stems will work for you. The new Ritchey and FSA for example. They offer mountain stems in OS diameters and most are zero rise stems. May be a good match for your case. Nater touched on this in his post, but didn't mention the new OS clamp models.

Russ
Question for Russ...cycleaddict
Feb 5, 2004 10:29 AM
Are the Deda stems w/31.7mm clamp size compatible only with Deda handlebars?
Great idea on the OS....might go that route next year.ekdave
Feb 5, 2004 12:46 PM