Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member Cannonsnail Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    My Bikes
    2007 Cannondale Six13, 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 500
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Looking for shorter/higher stem for Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Headshox

    I have an old lonely Jekyll 500 hanging in my garage. After a roadie friend got run over by a pickup truck a few weeks ago (he just had another surgery yesterday and it will be another month until he can stand up), I've been thinking about going off-road a little more and getting away from the traffic. I have a medium frame Jekyll 500 and I have to stretch a bit to reach the bars. I've been fitted on a tri bike and a road bike and I guess my torso must be a little short because it takes a shorter stem to get me comfy. Also, I'm not very flexible. I want to get the bars up a little higher and back closer to me. With the Headshox, I think my selction of stems may be limited. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, West of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    8,899
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is an aftermarket, headshock adjustable stem that will allow you to raise, and pull back the bars. I have one of those Cannondale, Silk Road, road bikes that has a head shock. I needed to lift the bars due to a neck injury and found this stem at a Cannondale dealer. Sorry, I don't know who manufactures it because there is no name on the stem and the packaging it came in is long time in the trash. I just wanted you to know, it can be done. If I find a pic, I'll post it.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  3. #3
    Senior Member Cannonsnail Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    My Bikes
    2007 Cannondale Six13, 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 500
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. My only concern about an adjustable stem was that it would get out of adjustment or move around if I was really honking on the bars.

  4. #4
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, West of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    8,899
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm pretty sure the stem was made for MTBs. I bought it in 07, many years after Cannondale stopped making road bikes with headshocks but continued to make but continued to make MTBs. Having looked into this same issue in 07, the only option the C'dale dealer gave me was this adjustable stem. Your call.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  5. #5
    Senior Member Cannonsnail Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    My Bikes
    2007 Cannondale Six13, 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 500
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I think the issue with the Headshox is the oversized headtube (???).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •