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07-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By mschwett

i have roval terra clx on my gravel-ish setup,...

i have roval terra clx on my gravel-ish setup, very light, 25mm internal width. made for gravel. unlike the zipps they are hooked. i've run 32 and 42mm on them. they also have a wider version but...
07-11-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By prj71

You can order without any logos on the rim. I...

You can order without any logos on the rim. I have a set I purchased for mountain bike last year. They work great.

https://btlos.com/index.html
07-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By KJ43

I have the Light Bicycle WR38s on a wheelset...

I have the Light Bicycle WR38s on a wheelset built by Light Bicycle with DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs and they are great for gravel riding. I ride pretty technical, rocky single track at times and I'll do a...
04-14-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Champlaincycler

We all talk from experience so can only report on...

We all talk from experience so can only report on tires we've ridden. I've had pathfinder pro's on my Diverge since new (5 years now). Only one flat, find them to roll real well on the roads. In...
04-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By KJ43

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros...

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros tubeless and find them to be very sturdy. I've ridden mine on long rocky trailrides, gone through rock gardens, etc. with no flats. I had them on my bike...
04-07-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By msu2001la

I own two sets of carbon wheels, 45mm and 35mm...

I own two sets of carbon wheels, 45mm and 35mm depth. I've never noticed any unusual effects or handling difficulty from crosswinds.
I think this might be a problem on super deep 80mm wheels.
04-07-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By tyrion

I don't know. TBH I don't have any experience...

I don't know. TBH I don't have any experience with deep rims. I think they can be problematic in strong cross winds because the internet said so.
04-07-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By Troul

I ran a Continental Touring Plus Reflex & a...

I ran a Continental Touring Plus Reflex & a Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 348 on a 25mm outside 17mm inside spacing rim, & a 45mm depth. Tires were 700x32. Didn't have the flat tire look with the psi...
04-07-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By mstateglfr

How much of a mushroom effect is too much? ...

How much of a mushroom effect is too much?
The rims on my gravel bike are 25mm outside and the tires are 43mm, but I sure dont think they have a lightbulb profile.
04-07-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By msu2001la

Should be noted that the Zipp wheels are disc...

Should be noted that the Zipp wheels are disc brake only. The rims are hookless, so you have to run a tubeless ready tire that is "hookless compatible" (most are), but you can still run a tube inside...
04-07-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By Koyote

Carbon is stronger than alloy, but the failure...

Carbon is stronger than alloy, but the failure mode is very different.

I would have no problem running carbon fiber rims for gravel.
04-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon is very strong. These wheels work great...

Carbon is very strong. These wheels work great for gravel. Zipp wheels come with a lifetime warranty.
04-05-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By KJ43

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center ridge for road riding and tread on the sides for dirt. I've ridden these on everything from 82 mile road rides to semi-technical singletrack, gravel...
04-05-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Polaris OBark

38mm Rene Herse Barlow Pass...

38mm Rene Herse Barlow Pass (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/700c/700cx38-barlow-pass/) (slick) or Steilacoom...
04-05-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By Chandne

I was actually trying to show you what I have...

I was actually trying to show you what I have seen, as far as adjustable stems goo. That is the kind my friend uses too, and has just a traditional step type of fit. You can play with spacers to...
04-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By nathand

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a...

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a maximum number of spacers allowed between the bearing and the stem. I assume if you go higher you risk breaking the steerer. I haven't seen a similar...
04-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By SalsaShark

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem...

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem on a carbon steerer.
The problem you forsee is how to set the bearing preload on the headset upon installation. This is a valid concern. My guess is...
04-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By 70sSanO

I can't vouch for 70* vs 85*, but your head tube...

I can't vouch for 70* vs 85*, but your head tube angle does add to the angle; even if that is not a part of listed stem angles.

I imagine you are going to pick up a 2cm or 3cm of height over your...
04-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By 70sSanO

You need a stem that has no extension built into...

You need a stem that has no extension built into in. The Satori has an extension and shouldn't be used on carbon, per the bike mfg. You preload the same as with any threadless stem.
...
04-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By nathand

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather...

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather than using a compression plug, the bolt through the top cap screws into the star nut, which is held securely in the steerer. This creates compression...
04-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By Chandne

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or...

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or any stem. The compression is inside the steer tube.
04-05-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By Chandne

They work really well. I have a friend who has...

They work really well. I have a friend who has been cycling for over 20 years. Dirt biking messed him up due to crashes...mainly back issues and a hip issue. The last 6-7 years (after two bike...
04-04-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By njkayaker

The Satori ST-UP3 has an access hole at the top...

The Satori ST-UP3 has an access hole at the top for the compression bolt.

Here's the video showing how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWjN-PhC_OM

This guy is using the standard...
04-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By freeranger

Don't know about using with a carbon steerer, but...

Don't know about using with a carbon steerer, but this one could be used with a compression plug. Maybe check with your LBS, or Ritchie on whether it should be used with a carbon steerer. Ritchey...
04-04-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 656
Posted By njkayaker

The thing you linked to is a riser with a stem...

The thing you linked to is a riser with a stem stuck on top.

Both types of risers don't use compression plugs given there's no access to the screw.
03-13-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By PDKL45

Check Analog: Stems (analogcycles.com)...

Check Analog: Stems (analogcycles.com) (https://analogcycles.com/collections/stems) The guy is obsessed with long frames and high, short stems with drop bars; he is NOT a fan of low trail bikes. In...
03-13-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By qwaalodge

A different riding position with a new bike...

A different riding position with a new bike requires time to adapt. Professional bike fitters account for it.

It might be prudent to give it a month or two dealing with some discomfort before...
03-07-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By Iride01

Maybe you've found a niche market and can make...

Maybe you've found a niche market and can make and sell them to all the other people you've seen asking for this particular combo.

If it's not just a shortage of inventory, then probably its a...
03-05-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By ofajen

If you switch to touring bars, you will handle...

If you switch to touring bars, you will handle all of the fit issues without breaking a sweat. Now, there would be different brake levers and shifters needed, assuming you have brifters now.

Otto
03-04-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By tyrion

I've used those high angle stems for years. Most...

I've used those high angle stems for years. Most drop bar bikes come with the handlebars lower than I want them.
03-04-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's too late this time, because you already...

...it's too late this time, because you already have the bike. But this anatomical configuration (longer legs and shorter torso), was the reason for the design and sale of the old "women's specific"...
03-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By wesmamyke

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you...

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you start getting into high rise stems it's helpful, the reach numbers are often different than what I thought I was getting. Also after 45degrees extra...
03-03-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By MarcusT

Ritchey makes a an adjustable 90mm stem which can...

Ritchey makes a an adjustable 90mm stem which can go to 55 degrees. Remember the sharper the angle (upward) the closer the stem will be.
Also remember that 80 mm@ 45 my not be the perfect setting.
03-03-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By ColonelSanders

What about 80mm 40 degree stem? Procraft SL...

What about 80mm 40 degree stem?

Procraft SL 31.8 Stem 40° (https://www.bike24.com/p2126643.html) comes in lengths of 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm and 130mm
03-03-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By PDKL45

Soma Condor 2 fits the bill and would probably be...

Soma Condor 2 fits the bill and would probably be better for a carbon steerer.

Condor 2 Handlebar | SOMA Fabrications (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/condor-2-handlebar)
03-03-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By Troul

might be possible to change the bars out to...

might be possible to change the bars out to something with a slight rise built into them & fit it with the appropriate stem from there?
03-03-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By PDKL45

You're going to struggle to find an 80 mm stem at...

You're going to struggle to find an 80 mm stem at 45 degrees.

Why not just go for one of the Ergotec 90 mm stems? A few of these would work just fine.

Products - Ergotec...
03-03-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kedosto

Those are on the shelf right underneath the hen’s...

Those are on the shelf right underneath the hen’s teeth.
03-01-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By steelywheelie

Glad you got it sorted! No judgement here man! ...

Glad you got it sorted! No judgement here man! I definitely prefer some stem spacers and the stem angled up myself.
03-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By steelywheelie

I did not read all the replies. But my .02...

I did not read all the replies.

But my .02 cents is that you’d probably be happier in the long run if you just sell it and get one with a smaller frame size that doesn’t require stem-slashing/etc....
02-03-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By tomato coupe

Your height, reach, stack, stem, frame size, and...

Your height, reach, stack, stem, frame size, and age are irrelevant. This is about the OP.
02-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By Kapusta

You are succumbing to a common misunderstanding....

You are succumbing to a common misunderstanding. For what you are trying to achieve here, there is NO DIFFERENCE between reducing the reach of the bars vs reducing the length of the stem. None. Nada....
02-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By Kapusta

Take fitment advice based on what works for other...

Take fitment advice based on what works for other people with a grain of salt. If you want a more upright position, get an upright position.

There is nothing wrong with running your hoods level...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,641
Posted By Campag4life

Purchase a comfort geometry one size smaller than...

Purchase a comfort geometry one size smaller than you would normally ride. This provides a short top tube and taller head tube relative to traditional tt length. If you need a riser stem from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,641
Posted By DaveSSS

As usual, a lot of misinformation had been...

As usual, a lot of misinformation had been dispensed. For one, changing only the stem length and nothing else has very little effect on weight balance. Anyone who really wants to see how weight...
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