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how do 90 degree stems feel(12 posts)

how do 90 degree stems feelishmael
Jan 15, 2002 6:02 AM
i need to raise my bars and figure its best to get a higher angled stem than stack alot of spacers..any stem recommendations, the only 90 degree ones i can find are from salsa, are there others..
re: how do 90 degree stems feeltarwheel
Jan 15, 2002 6:26 AM
I've tried a bunch of rising stems and currently use the Salsa SUL. It is a nice steel stem, although heavier than most alloy threadless stems. Ritchey makes a nice stem for the money. The Pro is available in 90 or +10, +17 for prices ranging from $30 to $50. The WCS is a little more expensive ($70-90), but lighter and sleeker looking, and is available in angles close to 90 (+5 or +10). The TTT Forgie stem can be flipped, giving it a +10 rise, and looks great with oversized tube bikes.

Now, if you are looking for a threaded (quill) stem, Salsa is the main one I am familiar with with 90 or rising angles. Check out this website for other options -- -- they carry a lot of different stems with all the dimensions and angles posted on the website.
re: how do 90 degree stems feelpmf1
Jan 15, 2002 6:58 AM
Definitely a better alternative than lots of spacers. I've got a 90 degree quill stem on my Kestrel (its a Control Tech stem) and it works fine. If you've got a threadless set-up, take your choice. Typically, you can flip a negative rise threadless stem over to give it positive rise. Many have the lettering written both ways so it doesn't look goofy if you flip it over.
re: how do 90 degree stems feeljtolleson
Jan 15, 2002 7:10 AM
The only two threaded 90 degree stems I found when looking was Salsa and Profile. The Salsa stem is a little nicer, and both are reasonably priced.

Gives the sensation of a modest rise without the total goober look.
Goober??!!! Goober??!!!Elefantino
Jan 15, 2002 10:14 AM
I live in the South and have 10 degree rises on my two main road bikes, and I ain't no dang goober.

Shazam, shazam.
Mine feels great; I'll never go backRetro
Jan 15, 2002 8:36 AM
Actually I'm using a tall quill stem on my Atlantis, for the same effect as a 90-degree threadless. I have the bars about even with the saddle, and it's the best change I've made to a bike since I moved from steel to alloy rims in the '70s...
re: how do 90 degree stems feelgtx
Jan 15, 2002 10:09 AM
Thomson has a 5 degree rise stem if you're looking for threadless--but maybe that's too much rise. Beautiful, solid stems.
And now for the real reply...Elefantino
Jan 15, 2002 10:17 AM
We're all assuming you want a threaded stem. If so, my suggestion is to look on eBay, where there are a lot of people dumping threaded stems (and forks) for cheap.

Another suggestion, although it adds weight: Performance sells a threadless adapter that allows you to mount any 1 1/8" threadless stem on top of a 1" threaded fork.

ITM used to make the Big One in90 deg (nm)ColnagoFE
Jan 15, 2002 10:53 AM
ITM used to make the Big One in90 deg (nm)ishmael
Jan 15, 2002 3:12 PM
ive seen the itm big one in 95..that sounds good, but after looking at the reviews it sees suspect on a carbon fork..
A few more threaded risers...Andy M-S
Jan 15, 2002 12:20 PM
Profile makes a stem that has a -10 degree drop where most are -17, so that makes it (for road purposes) a +7 degree riser.

Kalloy made Icon stems for Trek in 90-degree threaded.

Dimension stem are available in 90-degree threaded.
Warm to the touchCrankist
Jan 16, 2002 11:43 AM