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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:35 pm 
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After reading the "Pro-rider with stem shorter than 12cm?" thread, I was wondering if there are any pro riders that don't slam their stem.

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i can appreciate the aesthetic of the slammed stem, but (to me at least) many (some?) bikes seem to have very few mm reach between some sizes (do to stepping down sea tube angle = shorter reach on a longer top tube) but have a larger difference between them in stack. Personally i would rather have the smaller, stiffer, lighter, shorter seat tubed bike with spacers than the larger bike slammed.


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as mtber,could you please explain what slammed means.ta

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No spacers, stem slammed down as low as possible using no spacers and often a replacement bearing cover that is very thin. Sometimes no bearing cover at all.

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Is it me, or am i the only one who fails to see the relevancy of this and the pro's with 12cm stem topic?

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I struggle to believe that more than a half of the photos here are showing height greater than 2cm.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:02 pm 
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And I struggle to see one which is less than 2cm. Maybe You do not know how 2cm looks like.
It is usually a bearing cone (a low one is 1cm, the higher ones are 1,5cm) than you add one small 0,5cm spacer and it is 2cm. :welcome:
I run 2cm myself and it is just OK...really does not look like a pile of spacers.


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You are right, I was counting spacers only (not the cone one). I thought it would be more fun to look for pro bikes with pile of spacers, not bikes with "normal" setup (yet, I don't consider slammed stem as a common setup).


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