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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Evening all
My lbs has a frankly insane deal on a Fizik Cyrano stem and was hoping to get some opinions from anyone using one. The reviews elsewhere read very well and the weight seems pretty respectable. I was going to switch the stock Cannondale stem on my Supersix for a Kalloy Uno with ti bolts and although that option would be marginally lighter I am leaning towards the Fizik just for its looks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:27 pm 
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I'm using fizik cyrano r1 stem (-20deg/120mm) and i'm happy with it, good price for the light weight (titanium bolts). The only problem i had was the torque spec for faceplate bolts (5nm), when torqued to spec, the bolts did make creaking sounds during hard efforts (standing on pedals and pulling hard on handlebars). This disappeared when i overtorqued them slightly (6-7nm), since i have aluminium handlebars (fizik cyrano r3 snake) this shouldn't be problematic, but i would certainly be more cautious with carbon handlebars.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:35 pm 
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I have the same set up (R1 stem and R3 bars) on my new bike.

I haven't ridden it yet other than up and down the street to check the position.

One thing to note is that, if you are not already aware, the bolts are torx. I had to buy a torx key set...no big deal but you might want to ensure you have a multi tool with a T25 on it for emergencies.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:22 am 
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I have R1 stem and R1 bars. Only comparison I have is a FSA carbon stem (which was too short) and a Cannondale C1 aluminium stem. Carbon seems to absorb vibrations slightly better. C'dales stem made my wrists hurt from the harshness.

I didn't have helldiver's problem of creaking, torque'd to 5Nm only. Maybe it's because my bars are carbon with carbon paste? Definitely shouldn't over-torque against carbon components.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:21 am 
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Running the R1 stem (120mm, +-7, 134g if i remember right) on R3 snake bars. I also had the bolts "squeak" on me when I first put them on. Only when tightening though. I greased the bolts with some heavy grease (Phill Wood) and the squeak went away. Great set up, no stiffness complaints.

Have a full fizik cockpit on my Look 585, gotta say it looks pretty slick. Especially like the subtle shape of the stem.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:31 am 
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I also have the R1 stem with R3 bars, great looking stem and no complaints, I prefer the torx bolts with titanium, no creaks as yet and I also greased the bolts.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:25 am 
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Using your other option myself, because I couldn't justify the price of the Cyrano over a stripped, Ti bolted KAlloy Uno. I suppose it depends how good a deal you're getting. I could eat a twenty or thirty quid difference for minimal aesthetic purposes, but not much more.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:35 am 
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Thanks for the replies everyone.
It's sat in their discount section for £30!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:55 pm 
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KH wrote:
I have the same set up (R1 stem and R3 bars) on my new bike.

I haven't ridden it yet other than up and down the street to check the position.

One thing to note is that, if you are not already aware, the bolts are torx. I had to buy a torx key set...no big deal but you might want to ensure you have a multi tool with a T25 on it for emergencies.


I wonder if it's 3T making the stems/bars for Fizik ?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:38 pm 
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Thanks for the replies guys. The wife went and picked it up for me earlier so it will be getting fitted tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:39 pm 
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I have R1 stem -+6deg 110mm which is 128g.
Matched with R3 bars, 42cm, 245g, likely too heavy for most here.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Mine has come in slightly over the claimed 128g for the 110mm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:16 pm 
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Well, a 100mm Uno with Ti bolts is 99-102g (I have two), so it's not a huge increase. Lovely looking bit of kit.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:52 pm 
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miklm wrote:
I have R1 stem -+6deg 110mm which is 128g.
Matched with R3 bars, 42cm, 245g, likely too heavy for most here.


burglarboycie wrote:
Mine has come in slightly over the claimed 128g for the 110mm
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Good catch. I looked at the wrong column in my Excel spreadsheet. I had "Spec" (i.e., claimed) and "Actual" and posted the wrong one.
Spec 128g
Actual 131g

My R3 Bars were Spec 245g, Actual 259g so a bit heavier even. I have the "Chameleon"; the R1 are supposed to be around 40g lighter.


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My R1 Snake came in at 208g.


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