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Old 04-09-18, 04:38 AM
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I have stock stem which is adjustable and length about 10cm, and planning to buy new one - can't really decide wich one.. Maybe one wich rises little and length around 5cm..

So, question is, what stem you guys are usingon your hybrid bike?
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I've used adjustable stems before on my bikes - I think an XLC and a Sunlite. Now I only use them to dial in the length and rise I need for a bike. I never had problems on the hybrids or my road bike, but I had minor issues with the adjustable stem loosening or shaking on mountain bikes.
On my hybrid, I've actually gone back to the stock stem; my road bike has the original stem back on, flipped and a couple of spacers above the stem; my mountain bike got a longer stem with less rise than the stock stem.
Short story - use an adjustable stem to find out what rise and length you need on a stem, then replace it with the right sized stem.
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Still using the ITM CNC adjustable stem that stem with my ITM trekking bars, If I were to replace it, this is what Id get

but there are lots of companies making stems

rise is a degree number , and you say you want it shorter, too 50mm, 5cm.. is pretty short..

I have one that length on my bike friday ..


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How do those stems work for threadless setups where there is no separate top cap? Is there a hidden landing inside on which the adjustment bolt head bears down, and you adjust headset tension with that and then cinch down with the clamp bolts to make it permanent?
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