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Looking for suggestions on changing bar/stem

Old 08-08-23, 01:48 AM
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Looking for suggestions on changing bar/stem

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for the question, so please point me elsewhere if need be.

I have an integrated bar/stem and would like to change the stem length. I'm looking for something not crazy expensive (well, < 200 euro ideally, max 300) and sub-400g. I don't care about hidden cables and have a mechanical groupset. I'm looking for :
  • 40 cm road handlebar, compact
    • Would prefer something aero but not essential
  • 120 mm, less than 10 degree stem
    • Stem must fit a 1 1/4" steerer

As a secondary question, there's an aesthetic issue which only owners of Canyon Ultimates might be able to help with. The integrated cockpit I have (H36) has an unusually shaped top cap and spacers. If I change the stem, I'm wondering if should just leave the old spacers underneath - the bottom spacer is tailored to the wider headtube, so if I get any circular set of top cap and spacers, they could be much narrower and look a bit ugly. Anyone have experience with this, or something similar?

Very fussy, I know! Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-03-23, 10:33 AM
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Total internal routing is proprietary to each manufacturer where the handlebar, stem, headset spacers, and fork are an integrated system. As manufacturers discover design/engineering problems, their solutions change from year to year. Even if you were to abandon internal routing, there are no cable stops or entry ports on the frame. That's life on the bleeding edge.
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I've never had a integrated stem on a bike. But I'd think they are pretty unique to the model of bike. So you might be stuck with whatever sizes Canyon might sell if your bike is a Canyon. Otherwise you can probably make something else work, but it's probably going to look like crap.

Welcome to BF!

This question isn't quite a "how do you fit to your bike" question. But it doesn't really match to any other sub forum either. I might have just put it in Road Cycling or General. It's just as good here, though the audience might be quite a bit smaller than the other two forums I mentioned.

Your last question might be best in Bicycle Mechanic's, and that might have been good for the first too. All three of those sub-forums get a huge amount of traffic and viewers compared to here.

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