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Nitto stainless steel risers and cro-mo stem

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Old 12-06-08, 10:31 PM
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Nitto stainless steel risers and cro-mo stem

What do you you guys know about the stainless bar and cro-mo stem from Nitto?



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Old 12-06-08, 10:46 PM
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Probably the same shape as the alloy B259AA (according to its name and picture). I love the alloy 259 bars (I had to cut them though).

Both look beautiful !
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Old 12-06-08, 11:45 PM
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why would you want a closed face threadless stem?
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Old 12-06-08, 11:48 PM
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For the steeez
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Yeah would make more sense on a quill stem.
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Old 12-07-08, 12:04 AM
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isn't stainless steel heavy?
 
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i got one of those stems and it is heavy as hell. looks pretty, yet sticks up too high for me and is sitting on my shelf now... $90 paper weight.
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get some drops u hipster
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Originally Posted by na975 View Post
isn't stainless steel heavy?
Not always. A friend of mine has a stainless bike made by the almighty Indy Fab. Really pretty and not that heavy at all.
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that closed face is gonna scratch up that beautiful finish on the bar, i'd think.
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This combination will likely add 400 grams versus a comparable aluminum setup. It would be massively stiffer and more resistant to damage.
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wtf $90 for that stem? sh!ts hideous
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that closed face is gonna scratch up that beautiful finish on the bar, i'd think.
That's why you need to buy yourself a stem spreader as well.

http://tinyurl.com/5fykc2

I think nitto actually makes a nice one as well. I call unfair business practices, they make the stupid closed faced stem, the handlebars with the nice finish AND the tool to install the two? Really, they're worse than shimano.
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That's why you need to buy yourself a stem spreader as well.

http://tinyurl.com/5fykc2

I think nitto actually makes a nice one as well. I call unfair business practices, they make the stupid closed faced stem, the handlebars with the nice finish AND the tool to install the two? Really, they're worse than shimano.
I've used a broad flat screw driver to spread it.
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Sounds painful
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This combination will likely add 400 grams versus a comparable aluminum setup. It would be massively stiffer and more resistant to damage.
Just what are doing on your bike that you are damaging bars and stems?
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Originally Posted by na975 View Post
isn't stainless steel heavy?
sounds like a super heavy combination.
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Originally Posted by iamthenoise View Post
that closed face is gonna scratch up that beautiful finish on the bar, i'd think.
my b201aa risers were not scratched at all by my old nitto jag stem. as long as the bends to the bar are "ok" then it should easily slide without touching the actual bar until it gets to the clamp area of the bar.
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my girlfriend has that stem on her BK and i think its beautiful. not terribly heavy, quill stem look on a threadless fork, doesn't flex. it's great if you don't mind a 0 degree rise stem.
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