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    Spacer(s) above the stem

    I'm not sure if I read this somewhere or if it would even make sense, but is there any benefit to having a spacer above the stem versus have the stem directly below the cap, aside from potential future fit options? It sounds familiar for some reason, but I may have been hallucinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    I'm not sure if I read this somewhere or if it would even make sense, but is there any benefit to having a spacer above the stem versus have the stem directly below the cap, aside from potential future fit options? It sounds familiar for some reason, but I may have been hallucinating.
    The only reason to do it is if you might want to raise the stem at a later time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism
    The only reason to do it is if you might want to raise the stem at a later time.
    Or they may want to lower the stem without the bother of cutting the steerer.

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    Some carbon fork manufacturers require a thin spacer above the stem. The idea is that it prevents clamping the stem against the cut end of the steerer tube.

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