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steerer tube length(4 posts)

steerer tube lengthgatora
Dec 19, 2001 9:44 PM
I'm using 6 cm of spacers on a easton carbon steerer tube, plus the width of the stem to get the correct handler bar heigth. Is this to much steerer tube above the headset. Thank you.
wayyyy tooo much!!str8dum1
Dec 20, 2001 5:01 AM
it is WAYYYY tooo much. 20 mm is the absolute max you should use, esp if you have any weight on ya and do any out of the saddle sprinting. You have 60mm!! Buy a stem with + rise.
Agreed, too much, but...PsyDoc
Dec 20, 2001 5:29 AM
...you should check with Easton for the max number of spacers you can safely use. For example, Reynolds recommends no more than 3.81cm of spacers on its 1 1/8" Ouzo Pro fork.
re: steerer tube lengthtarwheel
Dec 20, 2001 5:43 AM
With a steel or aluminum steerer tube, you could use that many spacers, but that's too many for carbon. Your carbon tube could crack and fail with disasterous consequences with that many spacers. If you need your bars that high and don't want to buy another fork, here are some other options. First, get a riser stem if you don't have one already. What you're looking for is a 90, 100 or 105 degree (or zero, +10 or +15) stem, and many threadless stems can be flipped to achieve that rise. If that doesn't do it (or you have a rising stem already), go to the www.serotta.com website and look at the steerer tube riser they sell in accessories and components. It's a titanium tube that effectively lengthens your headtube by about 2-4 cm (I think); the headset attaches on top of it. It costs about $60, but that's a lot cheaper than buying a new fork -- and you'll have some fancy ti Serotta gear on your bike.