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Stem height question.(4 posts)

Stem height question.kushogun
Mar 31, 2003 4:39 PM
It's been a while since i've had trig so you all might help me out if you can. I have a 100mm Ritchey stem with a 17 degree rise/drop. I want to swicth to a different stem with a 10 degree rise/drop. If I stayed with a 100mm length, then according to my calculations I could remove about 1.2 cm worth of spacers and still be in the same body position. Is this correct? Thanks for the help. Oh yeah, any suggestions for quality stems with 31.7mm clamp? Stella Azzurra, Deda, ITM, or Ritchey WCS? Keep the rubber side down!
Don't know the answer,butLLSmith
Mar 31, 2003 4:46 PM
if you think you will end up in the same position why change?
In response to your question...kushogun
Mar 31, 2003 4:54 PM
The bars I currently have have a huge lever reach. I have relatively smaller hands and would love to switch to a bar with a shorter lever reach. Thus i'm looking @ both Deda Newton and TTT More bars. In fact the TTT are my first option. However, they are only available in 31.8mm clamp area. Thus my current 26mm stem would have to go.
correct...C-40
Mar 31, 2003 6:58 PM
A 10 degree, 100mm stem will rise 1.2cm more than a -17 stem.

Keep in mind that the steering clamp heights of all brands are not the same. Ritchey's are taller than many others. This will affect the amount of spacers that you need.

I'd just get a Ritchey WCS 84 degree stem. The four-bolt models generally hold the bars better than 2-bolt models. It would be rare for this stem with no spacers to place the bars "too high".

Deda anatomic bars will place the brake levers about as close to the drops as any brand. The Deda 215 would be my top choice. They work particularly well with campy ergo levers.