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clamp length of stems

Old 12-31-12, 03:39 PM
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clamp length of stems

Hi,
I am considering a new stem for my bike. Besides the clamp diameter compatibilities, I was wondering how important is it for the new stem to have the same length for where it clamps onto the steerer tube. This seems like a very important dimension for a stem.

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Okay, I guess it's called the clamp height and most are around 40 mm.
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Yes, 40 mm is pretty standard although there are a few that are shorter (Thomson comes to mind). If you get one that is shorter than 40 mm, you can add a spacer to compensate.
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