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Old 12-28-12, 09:10 PM
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SlamThatStem headset caps

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/04/27/...lam-that-stem/

Has anyone tried these? They look awesome. Kinda pricey though ($15) for an anodized piece of stamped metal.
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Old 12-28-12, 09:29 PM
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I have one on my CAAD10. They do what they're designed to.
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Old 12-28-12, 11:08 PM
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It's $15 shipped. Try finding a place that will make you the same piece for anywhere near $15 shipped. They are awesome for CAAD10 or Evo frames. http://metallicpoutine.com/
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i got one. i have to order one for my track bike soon.
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Old 12-29-12, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
I have one on my CAAD10. They do what they're designed to.
Which is? Looks like it's just a cosmetic cover.
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Old 12-29-12, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Which is? Looks like it's just a cosmetic cover.
Have you ever seen a stock cdale cover?
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Old 12-29-12, 10:07 AM
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I ordered two. One each for my Giant and Trek.
I'll try it on my Trek first, but will need to adjust the compression plug.
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Old 12-29-12, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Which is? Looks like it's just a cosmetic cover.
Lets you get your stem lower than you could with most standard bearing covers, and it looks cool.
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Old 12-29-12, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Which is? Looks like it's just a cosmetic cover.
Lower your stack height.

The stock dust cap on a CAAD10 is 16mm or 25mm depending in the size (I think).
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Old 12-29-12, 01:12 PM
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Has anyone tried installing one on a Felt F series (2011-) bike? How does it fit?
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sts cap vs stock cdale cap.
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Originally Posted by Impreza_aL View Post


i got one. i have to order one for my track bike soon.
Love it!
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yea, the slammed stem look really does look great. I have one on order but may put a 5mm spacer on top, haven't decided.
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I have one on my Allez, I had to use a .1mm spacer underneath of it but it fits just find and looks great.
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Why not just spend the 6 bucks on an Aheadset compression cover instead? That's what I've got on all my bikes.
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Originally Posted by rpeterson View Post
Why not just spend the 6 bucks on an Aheadset compression cover instead? That's what I've got on all my bikes.
http://www.ebikestop.com/aheadset_co..._18-HD0012.php

This looks like a good alternative, just a few mm taller. Looks a little better because of better transition from headset to stem.
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You can get feather light carbon ones with more options from veloflyte.com There is also other carbon goodness on that site as well.

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just got mine in! Super fast shipping now to dial in my fitting before/if I decide to cut the fork.
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