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Where are the -17 degree stems in 3K carbon finish

Old 02-21-14, 05:09 PM
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Where are the -17 degree stems in 3K carbon finish

From my research I've found:
Zipp and Ritchey in aluminum with -17D but none in 3K carbon
FSA in 3K but -6D

There have to be some out there but I can't find one. Anyone know of any?
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Thomson might still offer the X2 stem in -17degrees.

FTR, carbon stems are for fools.
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I saw a fake 3T in that finish on ebay yesterday.
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Why would you want a carbon stem?

Not like you would be saving a whole lot of weight.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
Thomson might still offer the X2 stem in -17degrees.

FTR, carbon stems are for fools.
Thank you for the first half of your reply, I will check out that stem.

Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I saw a fake 3T in that finish on ebay yesterday.
I'm definitely not interested in the fakes, I've seen those too.

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Why would you want a carbon stem?

Not like you would be saving a whole lot of weight.
Um because it looks good and matches my bike. The better ones from FSA and Ritchey are actually carbon wrapped aluminum so I'm not looking to save weight necessarily but to make the cockpit look good. So, do you have any suggestions for my criteria?
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It's not what the OP wants, but it might interest others. You can achieve a CF effect with paint by starting with a black surface, and then using a rubber drawer liner as a mask for a single coat of silver. I learned this doing airbrush stuff, years ago.
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Originally Posted by Jiggle View Post
close, wrong bar clamp diameter.
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Pro Vibe carbon, first model, was done in 3k but is on 10degrees

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-PRO-...-/190923315679
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
It's not what the OP wants, but it might interest others. You can achieve a CF effect with paint by starting with a black surface, and then using a rubber drawer liner as a mask for a single coat of silver. I learned this doing airbrush stuff, years ago.
There are tutorials on Youtube of how to do water transfer patterns in cf.
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Originally Posted by kleng View Post
Pro Vibe carbon, first model, was done in 3k but is on 10degrees

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-PRO-...-/190923315679
Nice! I hadn't seen that one yet, 10 degree would be fine I think. Did they make bars too?

Has the 3K finish gone out of style? It kinda seems that way.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Nice! I hadn't seen that one yet, 10 degree would be fine I think. Did they make bars too?

Has the 3K finish gone out of style? It kinda seems that way.
Yes

https://www.pro-bikegear.com/en-gb/ca...s?discipline=6
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Nice! I hadn't seen that one yet, 10 degree would be fine I think. Did they make bars too?
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Yes they did, but the current models are all UD carbon.
Here is the previous model bars that match the stem

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shimano-P...0a9b5b4&_uhb=1
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Not sure if the clamp size is right for you, but AX Lightness makes a -17º stem.

https://ax-lightness.de/radsport/bike...uten/rigid-17/
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Hmm I'm not liking the garish decals. I'm picky I know, thanks guys for pointing those out.
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Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
Not sure if the clamp size is right for you, but AX Lightness makes a -17º stem.

https://ax-lightness.de/radsport/bike...uten/rigid-17/
HA! I'm not gonna lie I thought that was a joke at first. Nothing like putting a dog taking a dump stem on your ride.


Anyway I think I'm going to go with the Ritchey WCS alloy bars/stem combo in wet black to save a lot of money and the stem is -17D so it works out. Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
From my research I've found:
Zipp and Ritchey in aluminum with -17D but none in 3K carbon
FSA in 3K but -6D

There have to be some out there but I can't find one. Anyone know of any?
MCFK makes those stems. Looks incredible at a price of €300. Ax-Lighness cost even more!!
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Originally Posted by Avispa View Post
MCFK makes those stems. Looks incredible at a price of €300. Ax-Lighness cost even more!!
Yeah there's no way I'm spending that on a single component.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Yeah there's no way I'm spending that on a single component.
Have you seen the prices on Ax-lightness? Perhaps not and that might be for the better
All these German brands (handmade stuff) cost an arm and a leg. My guess is that is why Enve (except the wheels) and 3T are made in Asia.
MCFK weight is about 75 grams for a 100mm stem.
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better question is do you really need a -17 degree stem?
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Originally Posted by Avispa View Post
Have you seen the prices on Ax-lightness? Perhaps not and that might be for the better
All these German brands (handmade stuff) cost an arm and a leg. My guess is that is why Enve (except the wheels) and 3T are made in Asia.
MCFK weight is about 75 grams for a 100mm stem.
Oh I've seen the prices alright :/

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better question is do you really need a -17 degree stem?
Why not? It's what I've always used.
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