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Old 05-08-20, 02:47 PM
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Looking for a 26mm 35 degree stem for my Riv but

no one seems to have it in stock, any suggestions? I have a Rivendell Hillborne with Nitto Albastache bars that require a 26mm clamp. I'm replacing a standard 100mm Nitto stem in hopes of relieving some stress on my back. I have my eye on the 80mm Nitto Dirt Drop stem, is this not a very high demand stem size since no one has it in stock? I'm also open to suggestions. Thanks
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I wouldn't change any hardware. Work on your back fitness instead of your fit. That'll serve you best in the long run. Most endurance fits have the bars lower than that. I'd try lowering them instead of raising and moving them back, like maybe 3" lower. If it then seems like you have too much weight on your hands, move the saddle back. You have it pretty far forward. Also when you ride, try to straighten your back as much as you can, all the way from the top of your shorts to your shoulders, by rolling your pelvis forward. That can eliminate various pains.
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Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
no one seems to have it in stock, any suggestions? I have a Rivendell Hillborne with Nitto Albastache bars that require a 26mm clamp. I'm replacing a standard 100mm Nitto stem in hopes of relieving some stress on my back. I have my eye on the 80mm Nitto Dirt Drop stem, is this not a very high demand stem size since no one has it in stock? I'm also open to suggestions. Thanks
Try Analog Cycles, they show one in stock. https://www.analogcycles.com/product...irt-drop-stem/
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
I wouldn't change any hardware. Work on your back fitness instead of your fit. That'll serve you best in the long run. Most endurance fits have the bars lower than that. I'd try lowering them instead of raising and moving them back, like maybe 3" lower. If it then seems like you have too much weight on your hands, move the saddle back. You have it pretty far forward. Also when you ride, try to straighten your back as much as you can, all the way from the top of your shorts to your shoulders, by rolling your pelvis forward. That can eliminate various pains.
Your advice doesn't even come close to applying to this bike, or the OP's type of riding.
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Try Analog Cycles, they show one in stock. https://www.analogcycles.com/product...irt-drop-stem/
Perfect, thanks for the help and for the link.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
I wouldn't change any hardware. Work on your back fitness instead of your fit. That'll serve you best in the long run. Most endurance fits have the bars lower than that. I'd try lowering them instead of raising and moving them back, like maybe 3" lower. If it then seems like you have too much weight on your hands, move the saddle back. You have it pretty far forward. Also when you ride, try to straighten your back as much as you can, all the way from the top of your shorts to your shoulders, by rolling your pelvis forward. That can eliminate various pains.
Thanks for the advice and I'm in great shape but when you're 62 and retired it's all about preserving the body and peace of mind. You're riding tip sounds great, I'll combine them with a new upright stem.
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Your advice doesn't even come close to applying to this bike, or the OP's type of riding.
Thank you.
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Thanks for the advice and I'm in great shape but when you're 62 and retired it's all about preserving the body and peace of mind. You're riding tip sounds great, I'll combine them with a new upright stem.
Your welcome. If the new stem doesn't fix it, keep an open mind. I've seen more people get rid of back pain by lowering and increasing reach than the opposite. There are two reasons for the upper body position in the standard road, MTB, and CX fits, and neither of them is aerodynamics.
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