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Old 01-16-20, 03:48 PM
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Stem choice nightmare on the market

I thought there is no easier to pick up component than stem. I was wrong.
I am in need of 110 mm both -6 and -10 degrees. Requirements: stiff and alloy

Zipp Service Course SL is my choice of -6 deg stems. This time the faceplate is too wide for the 3T Scatto! Not much other choices these days such as 3T ARX II is 1 bolt steerer tube when APTO has problems with correct torquing and I would be scare to ride it on track. FSA or Ritchey might be an option but never seen on track maybe there is a reason.
For -10 degrees there is a PRO Vibe which is stiff but comes with non-standard body shape that requires its own top cap (I need more steerer) or special PRO thin spacer that looks super ugly in connection with wider one on the top.

I can't believe this is all my choices in 2020. What am I missing?
In fact I may need to find used 3T ARX (2 bolts for steerer) for -6 and go with the PRO with special spacer that will be frustrating to forget to take it with me on the velodrome ;-)
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