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Old 02-28-22, 11:55 AM
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Feedbag With short stem?

Anyone using a feedbag with a short stem? Doesn't the bag press into the top tube while turning?
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Old 02-28-22, 01:26 PM
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Yes. and Yes I guess, doesn't really seem to matter. even with a water bottle I never noticed a issue.
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Yes. and Yes I guess, doesn't really seem to matter. even with a water bottle I never noticed a issue.
I'm trying to decide if one will limit my steering.
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I'm trying to decide if one will limit my steering.
Nope. not usable steering anyway. besides the bags aren't rigid the move out of the way if you are on tight tech stuff.
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I'm trying to decide if one will limit my steering.
There is one way to find out. How often to you steer that sharp of a turn?
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There is one way to find out. How often to you steer that sharp of a turn?
I went ahead and ordered an inexpensive one on Amazon to find out. I'll give it to a friend of mine if it doesn't work out. I have this top tube bag with side pockets so it might just be an issue:
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... I have this top tube bag with side pockets so it might just be an issue:

And you did not think that was pertinent when you first asked the question?
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My $5 feedbag came in the mail today. I do think my top tube bag is in the way. Turning causes the bottle to pivot up to 45 degrees depending on how sharp I turn. It's pouring rain outside right now so I haven't tried riding with it on to see how much steering I really need. I did find I can attach it to my suspension fork. I'm not sure if that's a good idea with the amount of bouncing it'll be subjected to. I'd like to use it to carry a waterbottle.

If I had a longer stem, I think it'd fit alright.


Another option would be to not attach it to the stem, but would it bounce around too much?

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