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Old 08-23-00, 10:50 PM
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Greetings,

I am in the process of building a new bike. The frame is a 56CM Pinarello Paris with the Aria carbon fork. I'm going with Campy Record ergo 10 spd and Shamal wheels. My problem (albeit a little one) is with regard to which stem & bar combination to use. Anyone have any words of wisdom when choosing an Ahead stem for a carbon steerer tube? I'm leaning towards the Cinelli Groove or Alter stem with the Cinelli Eubios Bar. Pros or cons?

Thanks :-)
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Old 08-28-00, 12:04 PM
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Sir,
This is personal prefernece but out of the 2 I like the Groove a bit more. It is a bit lighter and it looks a bit more normal than the Later but it is personal preference.

Just make sure you use a nice botl system for the carbon fork. That makes a big difference.
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if its between those two, go with the groove. but at 180 to 220 grams, it is not light. if you gota have a cinelli, now about the neo. it might be marketing hyp. , but check out the design of the ritchey stems. http://ritcheylogic.com/web/Ritchey~..._WCS4Axis.html

I've used the old wcs stem and for me, its a little flexy. I don't know how stiff the axis stems are, but I like the design.

for carbon steerer tubes, a good idea is to cut the tube long, let it run past the stem about an inch. that way the clamp of the stem will not crushout the end of the tube.
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deda newton bars and thomson x4 stem

the x4 is one of the most impressive products I've ever seen for a bike--very high quality machining

comes in a box, inside the box is a screenprinted "satchel" with a drawstring, inside the "satchel" is the stem, which is simply beautiful

might sound like goofy details, but you can tell Thomson is a company that is obsessed with quality design--even the small manual is well designed and has nice graphics

this is definitely a company that "gets it" when it comes to proper design and aesthetics

go to lbs and ask them to see one, pictures on the internet do not do it justice--the silver ones look best imo

good luck

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I have a Groove on my bike right now. Looks nice, but like Xaview said, it's not light.

If cost were no object, I'd have one of these (also not light):



And +1 on the Thomson that Serpico mentioned. They look 100x better in person than they do in pics, and they're a bit lighter.
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I also have a heavy Groove, which is about 225g.

links to most of the stem manufactures are on this list

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/li...php?type=stems


For a good combination of (reasonable) price, looks and weight, I usually buy Easton EA50s

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ITM K-Sword Wing bar and stem.
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i second the nomination for a thomson stem... the X2 road stem is so awesome
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Hmmmm... according to Weight Weenies, I'd save 50g if I put my ITM Millenium stem back on.

But what fun would that be?
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Originally Posted by Serpico
deda newton bars and thomson x4 stem

the x4 is one of the most impressive products I've ever seen for a bike--very high quality machining

comes in a box, inside the box is a screenprinted "satchel" with a drawstring, inside the "satchel" is the stem, which is simply beautiful

might sound like goofy details, but you can tell Thomson is a company that is obsessed with quality design--even the small manual is well designed and has nice graphics

this is definitely a company that "gets it" when it comes to proper design and aesthetics

go to lbs and ask them to see one, pictures on the internet do not do it justice--the silver ones look best imo

good luck
Don't you mean X2?
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