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Old 04-27-07, 11:48 AM
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Stem advice needed !!


Need a little advice from the experts. Just bought a new stem, its a 120mm Deda Newton stem 150g weight with titanium bolts

Got it from a small local biking shop. Explained its for a mountain bike etc.

However, on the net all I can see is point toward the fact its a road bike stem.

Is there a danger of putting a stem like this on a mountain bike ? (I ride a full sus trek fuel ex7)

Trying to decide if its worth keeping or not.

Advice greatly appreciated !!

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Old 04-27-07, 01:27 PM
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An OS 31.8mm clamp will "work" with both OS road and mountain bars. At 125g, I might use a Newton for pure, unadulterated XC and I don't stick to just that on my 23 lb. Zaskar hardtail. I personally wouldn't go near a 5" travel trail bike with it. I was lucky to get away without a crash after a faceplate gave way during a somewhat gnarly downhill section a couple of years ago. Stems are now one place where I rarely set out to save any weight.
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