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Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes?
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Any fit stems that will work with the new crop of oversize steerer tubes?

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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [mc.cycles] [ In reply to ]
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Nope. And not sufficient clearance to use a drill-press for modification (I tried;(). Someone should talk to Giant (Dan) about manufacturing fit-product to support the brand.
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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [bicyclefitguru] [ In reply to ]
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I agree about getting somebody on this. I've had a few Giant customers who ended up just being an educated guess on a necessary stem change due to lack of tools. Does anybody have a contact at Salsa?

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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [Travis R] [ In reply to ]
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The Salsa stem project is kind-of an orphan at QBP. I've suggested that the change the design to accomodate tri bars (think Retul), but they "don't want to get into the fit business". I'll let u know if something changes
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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [bicyclefitguru] [ In reply to ]
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Interesting. Good point on the Salsa not fitting tri bars, too. Thanks!

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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [Travis R] [ In reply to ]
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I guess I'll just have to throw down for a Guru Gen2 then ;)
My Purley Custom fit stem works fine with Tri Bars. The bar clamp is easily removable so I can just attack that to the bars and hold it above the stem when I install.

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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [mc.cycles] [ In reply to ]
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just purchase a selection of "cheap" 1 1/4 stems. you should be able to make the proper selection very easily from your supply during the fit session---if you know what you are doing.

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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [mc.cycles] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure about the Salsa thing. Mine fits tri bars fine.
I use a cheap set of 1-1/4" stems and replace as needed. Not ideal, but it's not a guessing game so 1-2 swaps should be all that is required.

Who makes oversized steerers other than Giant?


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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [mc.cycles] [ In reply to ]
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 http://www.giant-bicycles.com/...0mm.8.deg/551/73231/

7 sizes, so basically you have invested in a $350 Giant/Canyon specific ft stem.

I could only get them through a local Giant dealer, but they gave me a 5% discount for buying 5 of the 7 sizes available.

I opted out of the 60mm, and 120mm because Giant top tubes are long in the tooth.

I did not include the +/- 30* stems.


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Last edited by: Ken Nowakowski: Mar 13, 16 8:35
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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [mc.cycles] [ In reply to ]
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I emailed salsa about this and was informed that they have no plans to make one of these.
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Re: Adjustable fitting stems and oversize steerer tubes? [bicyclefitguru] [ In reply to ]
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It's just another front end to invest in to stay current. Just like my French bottom bracket taping and facing tools
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