I am a little confused I just got a new Diamondback Serios AF frame and an original stem that I plan to build, but need help picking the aerobar, HED Corsairs
are out the question since they cost almost as much as what I paid for the frame, I am considering the PD T4 alloy since you are using it and is not that expensive, but concerned about what you metioned about "sanding" the stem, I am not very skilled and I am not really thrilled about hurting the "finish" of the stem. I saw the 3T Clip-on with a Zipp Vulka alumina base bar those should work, but I dont think I can use spacers on the clip on to get the right stack height, Was the sanding of the stem very little? I appreciate any recommendation on this
As you know by now, the clamp area of that DB stem is pretty wide, and it's even wider behind the clamp area. Because of this, the risers (when mounted to the base bar) block the base bar from sitting flush in the stem. It's a small amount, but I basically had to make a groove in the stem housing to allow the risers to fit, and therefore the base bar to sit flush in the stem.
Basically, I would sand a little, test the fit, sand a little more, test again, until it worked.
I'll see if I have any pics that help.
-------------------------------------------- TEAM F3 Undurance