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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Hey crazy Guys,
first of all, sorry for my bad english. I have a question for you:
Is anybody in here, who tried to combinate a Leftyfork with Syntace new stem called "Flatforce" ( and a "normal" 31,8 Flathandlebar ) ? I guess there might be a problem of contact between bar and lefty. So if anyone knows, please tell me...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 pm 
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I haven't tried this exact combo, but I have tried something like it: I was trying to see how short I could make the stem so that my wife could borrow my bike. The bike has an MCFK 6 degree bar and the shortest I have been able to run is a 90mm 6 degree stem (RaceFace Turbine). I tried an 85mm Loaded AmXC stem with 5 degree bend but that was 1mm too short to allow the bars to not interfere with the upper clamp and end-cap of the Lefty.

If I remember right the Flatforce comes in max 77mm length, and the problem is exacerbated by the angle being steep so that the bar is less far from the fork leg for a given stem length.

So until they come out with the longer Flatforce stems that they have promised I don't think this combo will work... unless you got one of these
bars that bend forwards significantly and might clear the fork leg (from the pics it looks like the bar bends forwards about 15mm or so whereas my bar bends back about 3mm.... so maybe you gain 18mm or so of clearance which might just be enough... but it'll be close and you'd have to try it and see)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:28 am 
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Thank you very much ! You were right in all points. I found a nice tool yesterday for stem calculations:
http://alex.phred.org/stemchart/Default.aspx

So in the end a 80mm stem for 31,8 bars won`t work with Lefty.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:53 pm 
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FWIW...Syntace is purportedly making longer stems after the European Bike Show. I read the new lengths will be 88mm and 99mm.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:07 pm 
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would the 88mm stem work on a lefty fork then?

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yeah I'm digging the internet to find this answer as well Anyone know what would be the shortest Flatforce suitable with the lefty fork?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:56 am 
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If your looking for a short low stem for the Lefty maybe look at Leonardi factory. It looks like the shortest the sell for the general left is the 95mm. Lefty Maxx offset in 80mm length. I don't know what the offset is on a FSI.

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On a Lefty 2.0 you can easily get away with a 60 mm stem (that's what I'm currently running). 50 mm would probably be fine.

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It depends on your bars, i use ritchey's flat 10 degree bars, because the bars go out first then go back I was able to fit a flatforce 77mm stem, but i had to use a stem spacer with the MCFK steerer bc the stem hits the lefty clamp, so the bars were not as low as I wanted
Instead I switched to a leonardi stem 80mm with -25 angle and with the ritchey 10 degrees flat bars it barely clears but it gives me a nice low and tight handling cockpit.
I prefer the position with the leonardi stem even though the setup is about 100 grams heavier than using the flatforce stem, again the 10 degree bend in the bars helps make the clearance not sure if straight flat bars will fit
Hope this helps


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I have the Flatforce 88mm stem with a lefty Hybrid. works and fits perfectly.

short than the 88mm syntace stems will not work, not enough clearance


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:39 am 
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BoostedGP wrote:
I have the Flatforce 88mm stem with a lefty Hybrid. works and fits perfectly.

short than the 88mm syntace stems will not work, not enough clearance


Good to know, I have a 99mm on my bucket list, I guess I will consider the 88mm now.

So the handlebar is clearing on the same height as the alloy clamp portion of the lefty? Or is actually even lower then that like...in front of the carbon smaller diameter tube?

Maybe a picture would help thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:38 pm 
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Here you go, Im currently using a 88mm flat force with a flat schmolke bar and it works great. Ill try to take some more pictures tomorrow


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