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ITM Millennium Bar/Stem Standard or Oversize??(5 posts)

ITM Millennium Bar/Stem Standard or Oversize??andydave
Feb 6, 2003 7:33 PM
I'm looking at the ITM Millennium Bar/Stem combination. What are the pros and cons of the standard size over the oversize? Price difference isn't that much ($10). Is there a problem mounting a bike computer on the oversize bars?
Thanks for any input.
re: ITM Millennium Bar/Stem Standard or Oversize??NoahD
Feb 6, 2003 7:50 PM
Oversize bar is for stiffness (makes a difference when sprinting/standing). If you aren't too big or strong, standard size is fine and usually offers a slight weight savings and typically more compliant ride (good if you have an overbuilt fork, eg Colnago Force).
to answer the mounting query...Iwannapodiumgirl
Feb 6, 2003 7:59 PM
for some computers and lights, it is easy to get appropriate oversize mounts (cateye for example), yet for others, like my ergobrain, the part is available yet not readily in Australia!
If your strong in the upper bodyPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 6, 2003 8:03 PM
Definitely go for the oversize... maybe even go for the oversize anyway. My stem isn't bad but it could be stiffer.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
I found ...sacheson
Feb 7, 2003 11:10 AM
When I went to the OS Deda Newton setup, my Spinacis didn't fit where I liked them anymore. If I wanted to use them I'd have to mount them more outbound and adjust the tape.

It really didn't effect me much, since I only use the Spinacis for the occasional TT (yeah, I know - not a real aero guy), but if you put any extensions on the front you might want to consider that before going to OS.

Also, I REALLY like the ITM stuff - but I found that the two-bolt clamp with that cutaway on the face plate creates a much less stiff setup than similar bar/stem combos with the 4 bolt setup.

Finally, I found a Thomson stem / ITM Pro 260 bar setup was much more stiff than about anything I'd put on a bike, even the OS stuff. If you are looking for stiffness, it might be a way to get it without going OS.