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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gascostalot View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gascostalot View Post
    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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