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Old 04-08-09, 08:30 PM   #1
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Nitto Technomic; my only option?

Is the Nitto Technomic the only option to raise the handlebar? If so, that's kinda lame.
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Is the Nitto Technomic the only option to raise the handlebar? If so, that's kinda lame.
What's lame about it? I have Technomics on two bikes, an Atlantis and Rambouillet, and there's nothing not to like. They're strong (I weigh 240 and climb a lot), don't cost much and look like stems.
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Not at all. If you are riding with a quill stem, there are others on the market. If you're threadless (it appears you aren't) there is an embarrassment of choice. Personally, I love the look of the Technomic, although I don't own one. I think the new ahead stems from Velo Orange are beautiful, and offer a number of choices in rise. If you're threadless, and you haven't got enough steerer tube on your fork to add more shims, then down the road (pun intended) a new fork with a longer steerer may be an option.
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Is the Nitto Technomic the only option to raise the handlebar? If so, that's kinda lame.
Please level up your trolling skills. They simply suck.
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No.

It's just I dont like not having any other options. I mean I really dont want to add another $40 to a bike that only cost me $100 to begin with (no the bike isnt some ****ty POS, it's a C'dale T700). At the same time I dont want to spend $10 on something that my make me face plant.

In other words, there's no middle ground.
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If you only spent a hundred bucks on a whole bike, and you might spend 40 on another part, you'll still have only spent $140 on a bike that fits properly. Not a bad deal, IMO, once completed.
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You're not going to find a decent stem from anybody for less than $40. It's been a few years since I bought my Technos, but if you can still get them for that, it's a steal.
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There are very few other options, but there is the Dirt Drop, which I think costs just as much, but doesn't have the classic road shape. But for a tall stem, you are going to pay $40 or more. For weight weenies, they pay a lot more for a lot less stem.

The fact that the stem costs half as much as the rest of the bike just means you got a great deal on the rest of the bike. I spent almost as much on my Technomic and Nitto Randonneur bar as I did on my Schwinn Voyageur, but it made the bike into what I wanted to ride, and combined made it worth more than what I would pay for any modern bike... at a significantly reduced cost. Then when I spent the money to upgrade the drive train to modern 105, I had exactly what I wanted.
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