Adjustable stem

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Adjustable stem

Postby D4N » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:10 pm

Hi guys.
I have a Specialized Rockhopper 08 and i'm looking to get an adjustable stem.
I have a Ritchey one for my road bike which is a non oversize bar and i love it.
I saw this and it caught my eye.
I have to be honest and say it's a bit ugly but it's different.
http://www.geneticbikes.com/products-de ... d=ASGEAS10
Has anyone had any experience with this? I like the amount of adjustment it has.
Thanks
Dan
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:12 pm

Work out what you need and buy a fixed instead. I wouldn't use one on a MTB.

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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:15 pm

Why would you want to adjust it?
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby D4N » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:42 pm

I'm trying to raise the handlebars but i don't have enough room on my fork stem.
My stem is already on it's highest point.
My current specialized one does have a slight raise but ideally i'd like to raise it by approx 2inches.
Can anyone recommend anything, I have seen those NVO stems but i'm not sold.
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:59 pm

What's NVO?
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby D4N » Sat Jan 26, 2013 23:44 pm

These, not sure they are any good though.
Don't think i trust them. Has anyone heard or had any experience of them?
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby cooldad » Sun Jan 27, 2013 00:41 am

Get a fixed stem with more angle.
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby nicklouse » Sun Jan 27, 2013 00:54 am

the adjustable stems are heavy and i would not trust them if the bike is being used off road.

they tend to not really like vibrations.

higher rise stem and riser bars is the safest option.
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby D4N » Sun Jan 27, 2013 01:24 am

Cheers guys.
What about something like this?
http://bbbcycling.com/bike-parts/stems/BHS-25
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby nicklouse » Sun Jan 27, 2013 02:46 am

Ugly but yes.

But I would like o go back to the reason you are wanting to make changes?

What are ou using the bike for?

MTBing or canal paths and commuting?
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby D4N » Sun Jan 27, 2013 07:56 am

I use it for Mtbing and paths.
Nothing major, just going through a few forests with a few jumps etc.
I used to use it for general fitness on roads as well but i have since bought a road bike for that.
I rode my mates cube 29er and it felt like a more comfortable riding position.
It was more upright.
His frame is bigger and bars sit higher than his seat.
My seat sits higher and i feel like im leaning forward.
Nowhere near as much as the road bike but i would like to raise my bars a bit.
My seat is as far forward as it can go, so the only way i can see a change is by
either a high raise stem, high rise bars or new forks with a longer steer tube.
What can u guys reccomend?
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Re: Adjustable stem

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:21 am

Stem with higher rise and bars probably too. Although I'd question your thinking. Xc bikes are like that.


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