Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-19-12, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post

Seriously though, I started out with a high stem.

As you post on Bike Forums more and more, your pride will force you to conform to it and
you'll (theoretically) become more flexible and use those core muscles that are needed
in cycling (if you already aren't at that level yet).

My suggestion, practice taking pictures with the stem in different positions and see how you like it.
When I look at my bike, I can't believe it's comfortable to me to look at, but it is. Much more so than
my first road bike that had a low seat and high stem. FTR, I'm 5'9" and ride a 56cm.

...
Fixed it to reflect 2ndGen.
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Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
Fixed it to reflect 2ndGen.
↑ Lmao

OP, love the Super Six. Ride the hell out of it and forget the peanut gallery. It's better to have a bike with some spacers you can ride for a long time while using all your bar positions than a slammed stem where you're tired after an hour and spend all your time riding the tops and hoods.
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Bike looks nice, and I'm sure that set up is the proper fit for you. But is it safe? Max stack height (bottom of dust cap to bottom of stem) according to Cannondale is 55mm. Is that within spec?
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damn I just love the EVO, and with those cranks and the Boyd wheels, that one is just HOT!!
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Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
Fixed it to reflect 2ndGen.
Funny because it's true. (Of course, he'll just post an Obama "brush it off," clip, since he can't disappear this thread like he did with his "CAAD vs..." and "Wheelset" threads.)

Nice ride, OP - glad that you trust your fitter more than the noise from anonymous interdweebs. Enjoy!
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Is that a zero degree stem? Something with some positive rise , lowering and cutting the fork would be a stiffer setup.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Funny because it's true. (Of course, he'll just post an Obama "brush it off," clip, since he can't disappear this thread like he did with his "CAAD vs..." and "Wheelset" threads.)

Nice ride, OP - glad that you trust your fitter more than the noise from anonymous interdweebs. Enjoy!
I was wondering where those threads went.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
Bike looks nice, and I'm sure that set up is the proper fit for you. But is it safe? Max stack height (bottom of dust cap to bottom of stem) according to Cannondale is 55mm. Is that within spec?
Stack height is the same as when I rolled it out of the shop after initial fitting...haven't measured since...
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Thanks all for the kind comments...and others too. It's an awesome ride, the funny things is I just got it all finished Friday, rode it briefly and haven't been able to get out on it for a real shake down ride. Bad weather, family visiting has left me high and dry till tomorrow. (Monday) But we are expecting rain! Can't seem to win. It's a rotten thing to get your bike all tricked out in the dead of winter...but, clearer skies coming this week!
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
Bike looks nice, and I'm sure that set up is the proper fit for you. But is it safe? Max stack height (bottom of dust cap to bottom of stem) according to Cannondale is 55mm. Is that within spec?
A 'complete' bike from Cannondale comes with a pre-cut steer tube. It has enuf length for the stack of the stem and (55)mm of spacing between the top of the head tube and the bottom of the stem. There's basically NO way to go past that (55) max. allowable spacing. I suppose you could find some weird stem with a stack less than (35)mm causing you to violate that (55)mm rule.
A frameset on the other hand, from cannondale comes with a fork that has a full length, un-cut steer tube. The steer tube is 11 3/4" long in it's un-cut state. Now that's where the builder has to be cautious and live within the (55) max. allowable spacing.
The gap on the OP's bike looks bigger than normal because the EVO doesn't use that big 'o fat (30)mm cone shaped spacer like all the previous S Six models used. The spacer on the EVO is more like the spacer that has always been used on EU S Sixes. Some like the new cone, some don't.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Yeah! Nice!

Now I know how my someday-to-be black Hollowgrams will look like with Praxis rings!
The OP's EVO doesn't have Hollowgrams. Are you just commenting on how black Praxis rings look?
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Originally Posted by redoak View Post
The OP's EVO doesn't have Hollowgrams. Are you just commenting on how black Praxis rings look?
Right! (that's the 2nd time I've been fooled by the re-branded Red black arms).

This is what I'm talkin' about...

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Stem Slammage por favor
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Stem Slammage por favor

See my previous response to a poster who said the same bloody thing...
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Welcome to the forums Broid!

seriously slam that stem! lol
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Really, there are just too many guys here spending too much time slamming their stems. Now you want others to join you slamming their stems. I for one am not going to participate in that kind of behavior. If you want to slam your stem in the privacy of your own home go ahead, but I won't be joining you. What is happening to this country?
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Now you want others to join you slamming their stems.
It makes them feel good about their decision - you wouldn't want them feeling insecure by way of you being secure in your decision... would you?
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What is happening to this country?
It certainly isn't intellect.
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Originally Posted by x-linkedrider View Post
it certainly isn't intellect.
hahahahahahaha!!!!
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so when are you going to slam it?
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FYI - "how much do you ride in your drops?" seems to be a rather interesting question to counter those that insist that you must slam it.
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Holy crap!!!!!!!! I'll go slam it for him.................
wait a second, that didn't come out right.
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Slamming your stem causes blindness...everyone knows that...
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Slamming your stem causes blindness...everyone knows that...
and hair to grow on your palms..........
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It's good to see that the OP is taking these comments in stride. I like the bike and I wish I could afford something comparable.
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