so it's pretty confusing i'd say. road stems - 25.8 - 26.0 same stem should work for both they say.
but don't use a mountain stem with road bars.
seems to me some road stems fit better than others. some show too much of the threads of the bolts when tightened for my liking. I have a bontrager 31.8 that fits the bontrager OS bar I 've got like a glove.
so what's the deal . how the heck can I tell what's a road stem and what isn't, if one is taking about the 'standard' , traditional sizes. some of the so called road stems i've got fit the 26.0 bars not much differently than a mountain stem.