two solutions for raising handle bar height..

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odessouky
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two solutions for raising handle bar height..

Postby odessouky » Sat Apr 26, 2014 21:42 pm

if your steerer height is maxed out, and you cannot add any spacers, but would like to add an inch or so to the handle bar height, which solution would you recommend:

Stem Raiser
available in black:
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/del ... 113#select

or

30 degree angled stem
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/rit ... 505#select

And for the angled stem...any downside in using one in relation to handling etc?

and which length? If it is replacing a 110mm straight stem.

Thanks

brownbosh
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Re: two solutions for raising handle bar height..

Postby brownbosh » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:50 am

I would recommend losing weight and working on flexibility - which is what I did 6 years ago ( 6.5 stone following spinal surgery) or buying a frame that fits.

Both of the above solutions are ugly and unnecessary if your frame is carefully chosen in the first instance.

The very best bike in the world is the one that fits correctly!!

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sungod
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Re: two solutions for raising handle bar height..

Postby sungod » Sun Apr 27, 2014 13:09 pm

an angled stem is better than adding an extra joint

length to use depends on length and angle of the current stem and where you're reaching from

for the same bar position, there's no difference in handling between angled stem and raiser
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Re: two solutions for raising handle bar height..

Postby kendo11 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 21:03 pm

You might like to look at this stem which has adjustment between 20deg. and 28deg. using different sleeves.http://www.evanscycles.com/products/spe ... tAod-XcAnw


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