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MTB handlebar on road stem?(5 posts)

MTB handlebar on road stem?Red
Mar 21, 2001 10:10 AM
G'day again.

My quest goes on. Now I'm planning out the stem needs for this hybrid concotcion i'm looking at.

Are road handlebars the same diameter as the average MTB bar? Would I need to work out a MTB stem to use a mtb bar, or will a road stem work?

I know there will always be exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking....?

Mar 21, 2001 10:43 AM
road bike stems use a 26.0mm clamp, while mtb handlebars are 25.4mm, you may be able to find a shim to fit this (although I don't know if they are available at 0.6mm), if not you should stick with a mtb stem.

Peace and Light,
shim...get the best
Mar 21, 2001 11:20 AM
go to rivendellbicycle and get the best, most beatuful shim in the world for like 5 bucks.
re: MTB handlebar on road stem?donalson
Mar 21, 2001 1:44 PM
check out supergo and places like that for a 1" threadless MTB stem, should fit, just hafta find a short one as MTB stems seem to be longer than Road bike stems.

re: MTB handlebar on road stem?miles
Mar 21, 2001 2:54 PM
Hey, you don't even need a shim if the mtb bar is too small, just wrap duct tape around the center of the bar until the diameter is big enough to fit in the stem.