"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Stiffest bar/stem setup?

Old 07-05-08, 04:46 PM
  #1  
brianappleby
Senior Member?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,975

Bikes: orbea onix, Cervelo SLC, Specialzed Allez, Cervelo P3 Alu

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stiffest bar/stem setup?

I've heard a lot of good things about thompson stems, how about handlebars? Weight isn't the most important, but of course it's there.

thanks,
B.

Last edited by brianappleby; 07-05-08 at 04:52 PM.
brianappleby is offline  
Old 07-05-08, 07:31 PM
  #2  
Demit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't know of any studies done on stems/bars like those on wheels so I doubt anyone really knows the stiffest stem/bar combo.
Demit is offline  
Old 07-06-08, 01:46 PM
  #3  
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 11,739
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Track riders use steel bars for this exact reason. I'd think that one of those one-piece bar+stem combos would tend to be pretty stiff.
DannoXYZ is offline  
Old 07-06-08, 04:10 PM
  #4  
damocles1
The mods changed this...
 
damocles1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,346
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thomson X4 stem and Deda Newton deep bars here...

You won't find a combo much stiffer...
damocles1 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 05:08 AM
  #5  
jamiewilson3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ft Mill, SC
Posts: 1,170

Bikes: Parlee Z4, Storck C1.1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I use the X2 and Easton EA 70. The Easton bars are good stiffness wise, but with the Thomson, it adds allot. I dont think that you can get any bar stiffer than the Eastons without a weight penalty. The lightest Deda, Easton, FSA, etc Al bars all come in at around the same weight ~230g. I would imagine that they are all about the same.
jamiewilson3 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 05:09 AM
  #6  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,714
Mentioned: 65 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 526 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
Thomson X4 stem and Deda Newton deep bars here...

You won't find a combo much stiffer...
data?
gsteinb is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:03 AM
  #7  
CastIron
Sensible shoes.
 
CastIron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St. Paul,MN
Posts: 8,799

Bikes: A few.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had Deda bars on a Ritchey stem. Rock solid. Too solid. A little give on road chatter is one of the reasons I got rid of 'em.
__________________
Mike
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
Why am I in your signature.
CastIron is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:14 PM
  #8  
damocles1
The mods changed this...
 
damocles1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,346
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
data?
Where did you see that I was making a technical claim? It's what I ride and have ridden for a while. I tried to go to a Ritchey stem and it was so noodly, I thought something was broken in the front end.

Trust me when I tell you, it's a stiff setup.........
damocles1 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 01:14 PM
  #9  
brianappleby
Senior Member?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,975

Bikes: orbea onix, Cervelo SLC, Specialzed Allez, Cervelo P3 Alu

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
what's up with deda stuff being 31.7 and everyone else being 31.8mm? Are the two compatible?
brianappleby is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 02:24 PM
  #10  
yonderboy
Lurker for Life
 
yonderboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post
what's up with deda stuff being 31.7 and everyone else being 31.8mm? Are the two compatible?
The actual measurement is 31.75 (1.25 in = 31.75 mm). Deda rounds down. Everyone else rounds up.
yonderboy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.