Mountain Biking - steepest stem rise?
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08-22-08, 07:29 AM
If perpendicular to the steerer tube is zero degrees rise: do any companies make 1-1/8" (~28.6mm) threadless stems with 25.4mm bar clamp, whose rise angle is greater than 40 degrees? Either fixed-angle or adjustable would do (road and light xc only).
08-22-08, 08:18 AM
Ritchey has the Comp Adjustable Stem (http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=98295) that has a 90 degree range, so you could get it up to 45 degrees. Not much over 40, but it's something.
A quick search didn't find anything else.
08-22-08, 08:43 AM
Thanks. That would be a little better. I will keep looking and post what else, if anything, turns up.
08-22-08, 08:38 PM
You can get a stem raiser that allows you to raise and adjust the height of your threadless stem, which lets you effectively create a steep stem angle. Stronger than an adjustable stem as well. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/stems/index.html almost all the way down the page.
08-23-08, 05:43 AM
Thanks, extending the stem is something else worth considering. I've found this stem, which is quasi-adjustable, and it's 'shorty' length may make it stronger than longer stems:
Documentation says it is designed to work only with the Easton bars, though.
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