Old 04-07-18, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
One of the most annoying 'features' of the current upper-level Crosstrail and Sirrus. No idea why Specialized does this, and afaik Specialized does not stock that stem in different rises, and getting it in different lengths is difficult. Could be wrong about that.

Anyway ... two quick solutions.

1. You can convert the stem assembly back to conventional: ditch the stem/proprietary spacers/headset topcap, and replace with conventional topcap/compression ring, spacers, and stem. That will allow you to use any standard 1 and 1/8 stem, and you can then experiment with length, rise, etc. You could source the bits yourself or have your lbs do this.

2. If you are looking to get the bars to a higher position, simply leave everything as-is and experiment with different bar rises.
Thanks. I suspect they do that purely for aesthetic reasons. I'm interested in lowering the bars, so going to a new stem may be the best bet. Agree that it's annoying, for no other reason than having to spend extra $$ just to change the fit within the bike's as-built adjustment range.
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