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curious as to how much drop U ride with?(9 posts)

curious as to how much drop U ride with?tcr01
Oct 11, 2001 10:23 AM
Just taking a survey. I am riding a whopping 10cm thanks to the "zero stack" headset. I thought it would be uncomfortable but it has worked out great this past season.
I assume that.........zoom
Oct 11, 2001 11:00 AM
you are riding a giant (tcr01), just a guess. What size and seatpost size do you use. I ride a med giant frame and a #4 carbon seatpost, really long. I'm blessed, (curssed actually), with a 33 1/4" in-seam, and only being 6ft tall. Yes that means my upper body is really short and yes i have a really short stem on my giant. With those long legs and and short upper body, my giant fits great with 14.5cm of drop. I looks horrible but it feels good. I currently use the new ritchey WCS stem with an 84 deg not a 90 deg angle, very comfy.
I assume that.........tcr01
Oct 11, 2001 12:46 PM
I am riding a TCR Zero size medium with a #3 post that I switched to a Thomsom setback. I have about 10cm of drop and am riding a 120 stem but may opt for to shorten up a centimeter next season. I am riding a Solido stem which is 80 degree. I thought about getting the 84WCS to bring it up about a 1-2 centimeters but haven't really experienced any discomfort with the 10cm of drop.
Drop?Jon
Oct 11, 2001 1:22 PM
9 cm., 130 mm 0 deg. stem. Why change your setup if you're comfortable, and as long as the
bike's handling ok?
Drop?tcr01
Oct 11, 2001 1:42 PM
I feel like I would like the bars about one centimeter closer. I am not riding excactly were I would like to be on the hoods. Just a tad too far. I also could go for a shorter reach bar. I think this will put me in the sweet spot.

As far as drop, I am staying where I am. When I was looking for more rise, I was skeptical that I could ride the 10cm drop comfortably. That was when I first got the bike.
WCS rockszoom
Oct 11, 2001 10:04 PM
The solido stem that comes with our bikes is cool, i'll give it that. It is also about as stiff as I have ever used, but also heavy. The extra 4deg of rise is very nice. I thought that the 80deg was comfy. You have all winter to mess with it. The WCS is about as light as you can get (~125-129g) w/o go stupid in price, only $99 in CO Cyclist. You can find lighter ~95g but who wants to pay $200 for a stem? I love mine stiff light and attached to a Easton carbon bar, makes it about as light as you can make it w/o compromising safety and duribility. AVG 195g for bars and 129g for stem = light. try it you will like it.
what is the steerer clamp ht. on the WCS?(nm)tcr01
Oct 12, 2001 4:47 AM
roughly...............zoom
Oct 12, 2001 8:22 AM
3.9-4.1 cm so 39-41mm. The stem is actually made for a 1 1/8" steer tube so you have to use their shim with it. The shim has a little lip on it that is ~approx~ 1-1.5 mm tall to have to ha the in to the eqation somewhere. I put mine on top to avoid having to run a tiny spacer on the top of the stem. Comes with spicific touque stuck to the stem so you can't get it wrong. Also I replaced my binder bolts with ones from SRP b/c they were a tad bit to long and climbing out of the saddle i would hit me knees on the them sometimes. No big dear spent like $8 w/ shipping for my new Ti ones no it works great. If you need the bolt legnth measurment for the SRP bolts let me know.
re: curious as to how much drop U ride with?BigLeadOutGuy
Oct 16, 2001 4:34 PM
as much as I can...for some reason the bigger the difference between my stem and saddle the more comfortable i am...go figure =)