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Went to my local giant shop, ordered a trinity seat post after testing my to short post in an old frame they had. Should be here some time next week. Now I can start looking at some other improvements, mainly the cockpit and saddle. Cockpit might wait until I can get some saddle time.
This is what I was dealing with :(
Hoping to make an improvement over my previous TT rig, i.e. my rainbike with clip ons. And Ghetto Aero.
Also, I'm pretty sure certain I read somewhere earlier on the thread here somewhere that someone was using a stages on their tm01.
Was looking at Sampson's aerobars and noticed the "drops" are positioned way forward with a significant upward bend. These feel great!
And - they are on sale, too. These came in at 740 grams.
Also upgraded with a HedJet 60 front and Hed bottle cages. RIP Steve Hed.
1. Would anyone be willing to sell me some of their spare stem parts if you are happy with current set up?
2. Has anyone dealt with ordering these parts direct from BMC or have advice on how to get them?
3. Assuming I don't find the parts I need, does anyone have ideas on how to raise my body positioning with my current limited part setup?
I'd double check that the spacers come with the appropriate bolts, each combination of spacers requires a different length bolt.
I did a half-decent time in a 10 mile TT but with so much weight over the front wheel it feels a little unsettled on decents when down on the extensions. Is it a case of replacing the bike? Any comments welcome, cheers.
That's a lot of stem with the seat fairly far back (for a tri position) for that bike. A longer frame with a shorter stem should feel more stable. Are you a tri or TT guy?
This hits home to me because a pro Retul fitter in the Chicago area had me on a M-L TM02 with a 130 stem. 6' with 6'4" wing span. Slightly more torso than legs. It was my first dedicated tri bike and I figured the scary handling was normal. The fork steerer cracked a year later (see several posts up) and BMC sent a new frame. Thankfully they agreed to a L instead of a ML and I dropped down to a 110 stem with the same seat angle/height and pad height. The difference in stability was astounding. The handling may be sharper on a smaller frame, but at a steep seat angle, I (personally) value stable over sharp. I'm not exactly an elite or pro and taller guys than me are riding smaller frames to much better finishes. For mountain biking I like to size down when in doubt since it's easy to shift your weight back on descending and sharper handling is more useful. Pretty much the opposite attitude on a tri bike.
YMMV. It's ultimately up to you since it's your hobby.
I run Stages for Shimano 9000 Dura Ace and I have no clearance issues. Never even thought about it :-). If you want to see a picture, send me a PM.
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