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julio

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length stem
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:07:08 PM »
Hi,

I'm planning to change my stem by a smaller.

Currently i've a UNO 1/1/8th  stem 25.4mm clamp +17deg/110mm, but i reversed it so my angle is negative -17 deg ..



If i feel confortable on my Ergon handles, i feel to far on my Ergon grips Gp5

I've a doubt about how many mm reduce my stem.. 20, 30, 40 mm ??  and if i choose a stem with a angle or without ?

I like the Thomson Elite stem, what do you think .. ?

https://www.bikethomson.com/product/clearancelegacy-elite-25-4-stems/

« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 01:31:09 AM by julio »

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Re: length stem
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 11:51:11 AM »
Probably stating the obvious Julio but have you tried flipping the stem? Doing so worked well for me as I fine-tuned my cockpit/riding position.

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Ian

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Re: length stem
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
Looks like a Thomson Elite 25.4 90mm long with 15 degree angle would fit well there. I fitted one on my Raven Tour 512L with Thorn comfort bars and Ergon GP1 Biokork grips - works very well on my set up but it would depend on your bike size and preferred riding position.

julio

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Re: length stem
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
in4 : No i didn't, because i dont know why ! but i prefere the stem parallel on the ground ..
« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 12:44:24 AM by julio »

macspud

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Re: length stem
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 11:29:05 PM »
Julio,
There are no stems shorter than 110mm on the page you have linked.
in4 is right, first thing you should try is flipping your existing stem.
Is there a local bike shop near who would help you try various size stems to find the right one for you?
Best to go for comfort over aesthetics.

julio

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Re: length stem
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 05:02:06 PM »
Yes i've seen but i can find it in others website

Try different stems will be the best solution for sūre

But in my last question, i would like to know if there is a big difference between two lenght (20mm gap), about driving comfort..
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 02:52:04 AM by julio »

Neil Jones

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Re: length stem
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 09:57:12 PM »
Julio,

Just from a personal standpoint I think that you would definitely notice a 20mm difference in stem lengths. Once I am dialled into a position I can feel quite small differences in stem length, saddle height and for and aft position. Cycling is a repetitive motion so you want it to feel as natural and comfortable as possible to prevent any aches and strains.

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Neil

julio

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Re: length stem
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 01:02:44 AM »
Ok thanks. i have to learn about this subject, that seems technical and complicated 


As well, do you know the head tube angle on the Nomad Mk2 frame ? I didn't found this information and seems difficult to know  :)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 02:39:57 PM by julio »

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Re: length stem
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
You may find this website useful.

http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php

julio

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Re: length stem
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 10:17:32 AM »
I choose 90mm -6° from BBB company and i think for a long ride the position will be more relaxed   ;)


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Re: length stem
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 03:25:45 PM »
Thanks for the update, Julien; hopefully this will work well for you. Please let us know after some time using it. It can require a little while to adjust to any new change.  ;)

Best,

Dan.