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Old 12-12-03, 08:11 PM
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The #1 thing I hate about Headshoks...

Is the 1.5" steerer tube. It's impossible to find any damn stems for it!! The selection sucks. All of them are like 400 mm long with -15 degree rise or something crappy like that. I want something stubby with a few degrees rise. I don't want it to be long!! Anyone know of any good sites that sell these stems? I'm stumped.. I found one on Ebay but I'm hoping for some more options.
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If I remember right, Kore makes an aftermarket stem for Cannondales. I think Cambria Bike carries them. What rise are you looking for and what length. I may have a spare I took off of one of my bikes.

I'll look tommorrow what I have.

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Is it a real 1.5" steerer or an almost one. A few companies make 1.,5's now. Fsa, Raceface (diablous) maybe even thompson. And they are in the freeride length of 70mm...would thos fit canondales 1.5?
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Old 12-13-03, 11:13 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's a true 1.5 steerer.
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Old 12-13-03, 05:56 PM
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Kore

Kore makes a nice short stem for the Headshock. I almost purchased one, but decided it was too short for my interests.

I've seen them for sale on E-Bay fairly often. It seems some guy in So Cal is/was trying to unload a number of them. Not sure if he still is. But its worth looking.
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Yeah, I bid on one that was fairly short. My stem is almost 7 inches from front to back, and my XL is a tad on the large side for me, so I'm just looking to reduce the angle that I lean over and maybe gain a more agrgressive stance. I've already got riser bars but it wasn't really enough.
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Sorry Jim my extra stem is 4.5 center to center so it is not much different from yours, otherwise I'd be glad to send it down to ya. I will check our local shop since they stock a lot of stuff. If they have one you want me to snag it?
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Old 12-13-03, 09:22 PM
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If you can find a pretty stubby one, go ahead and snatch it up for me Sam!
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Profile Design has a few choices. Looks like they might have what your looking for. There was a recall on some of there older MTB stems. I have been running one for a couple a years on a Cannondale hardtail. Got no complaints.

http://www.profile-design.com/mtbstems_stiffy.html
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The shortest one they have is 105 mm.
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The thing I hate about headshoks is that it makes for a very tall front end on a small frame. I once had a F600 in a small frame and even with my seatpost extended about a foot, my handlebars were still higher than my saddle. And that's with the stem flipped downward. That geometry just did not work for me.
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I loved that. I used to ride a medium frame when I was younger (I ride an XL now) and loved the aggressive geometry. The bars up high and the rear of the bike down low really gave me a lot of confidence. I dont really like my XL frame. If I could find another frame for cheap I'd probably switch to something a little smaller.
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Originally Posted by Jim311
The shortest one they have is 105 mm.
Sorry about the misinformation. In my haste I missed the fact that the 1.50s started at 105mm not 45mm like the 1.25s. Now that I think about it I believe the one I have is a 105. Damn those quality innovative products from Cannondale. ;-)
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Sorry Jim, nothing less than a 100mm with about 30deg rise.

A 80mm with 5deg is available thru cdale. They said they were in stock and could order it.
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I'm sure my LBS could order it. Thanks for the effort though, Sam. I'll continue looking around for them online.
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Old 12-17-03, 01:29 PM
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Youll find one Im sure I have a couple of them in different sizes I use for different tyoes of riding on and off road. Its not hard to find a good supplier online if you google it.
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Not the length you're looking for, but here's a link to check out:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=22694&rd=1

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Dude just get some CODA stuff.... I use a after market CODA stem and its totally cool. And besides CODA is ...well ... you know.
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Hmmm proprietary parts imagine that.
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Old 12-18-03, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Hmmm proprietary parts imagine that.

LMAO... I know and they are soooooooo available in different sizes..."and colors" WOW colors
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