Low Stack stem

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Dawesy92
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Low Stack stem

Postby Dawesy92 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:46 am

Does anyone know what the best low stack stem is to get? Been looking at the ragley ones, but not sure what is available, need low stack at the forks i have are very slightly too short and they sit about 5/8mm bellow the top of my current stem. giving it a a try like this as i did have a stem riser on, but if it feels right being lower with the bars i want to get a stem that will be a little bit safer.


Dawesy92
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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby Dawesy92 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:52 am

About 35mm or less would be ideal - is it it measured from the face it sits on to the face that the top cap clamps on?

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The Rookie
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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:15 pm

Yes that is how you measure it.
40mm is quite common, pretty sure all the generic forged/CNC ones (Superstar, on-one, bikehut etc) are 40mm.

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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby Dawesy92 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:25 pm

Tge one I have now us 40mm I need ti go lower ideally, 30 - 35mm is ideal.

My only gripe with the Ragley one is reviews says is is doesn't grip the bars very well. "/ was hoping it would as I have Ragley bars.. but want to look at my options.

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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby warpcow » Mon Oct 14, 2013 13:57 pm

Truvativ stems tend to be 35mm.

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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby Dawesy92 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 14:12 pm

warpcow wrote:Truvativ stems tend to be 35mm.


Yeah ive seen that :)
Quite like the look of the black and blue Bearclaw i think it is... (could be wrong)

Just seems that all the ones i look at either have bad reviews or no reviews!! Which is the reason im trying to find other people opinions of them on here! :D

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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby Dawesy92 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 14:18 pm

This one also looks good, in blue ofcourse to match the bike - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/funn ... -prod91491

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Re: Low Stack stem

Postby pastey_boy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 16:19 pm

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