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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Hi all.

I am building a carbon titanium bike and want p
peoples opinion on carbon or titanium stem.

I really like firefly titanium stem and ax lightness stem but am open to other options.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:20 pm 
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What is the overall purpose of the built?

The titanium stem will definately weight a fair bit more than the ax stem, on the other hand the ax stem will cost a fair bit more.

The titanium stem will probably last forever, while the ax stem is more fragile.

Both probably won't be the most stiffest stem.

Depending on the ax zeus or rigid, the weight limit is 85 or 100 kg.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:56 pm 
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personally i would choose what looks better. the ax stem is nice, but a pain in the neck to get the handlebars in. you have to pry the ax stem open for a bar like an ax lightness or schmolke. the stem works well though once you get over the hurdle of actually getting the bar in.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Why not a light alloy stem, or if after looks a carbon wrapped alloy like ritchey C260 carbon matrix?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:51 pm 
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Deda Superleggarro is a light alloy stem. Can't see the point in carbon stems really. Ti stems will look to different from the bars I think that looks wrong but hey it is not my bike either.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:26 am 
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I think the longer the stem, the more you have to worry about it being flexy. What size do you need?

Firefly stuff is so nice. I like AX too though. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:35 am 
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i have a 12 cm moots rsl on my moots, no sign of flexiness

costs a fair bit though...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:47 am 
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To be honest the overall purpose of the build is looks and attempting to stick to carbon-ti build.

This pretty much writes off alloy stem.

I am definitely leaning towards the firefly ti stem for this reason.

I won't be racing the bike so flex not too much of an issue.

Thanks for all your help so far.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:55 pm 
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If for looks, you should also get every part in either ti or carbon. Thus thm for the brakes as the only light powerful carbon brake. If cost is an issue then I would go with bontrager xxx carbon brakes.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:21 pm 
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No need to quote above

I was thinking ee cycleworks for brakes. Nice look.Good reviews and good stopping power.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:25 pm 
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you can't go wrong with the ee brakes. it might actually go quite well with a ti frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:47 pm 
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Anybody else got any thoughts on alternative titanium stem?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:16 am 
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Dave Levy in Portland, OR can make whatever kind of ti stem you want, but as with custom stuff, can get pricey:

http://ticycles.com/TCF/hardware.html#stem


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:09 am 
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Thanks.Il have a look.Do like the idea of having something unique.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:28 am 
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Dave Levy in Portland, OR can make whatever kind of ti stem you want

Nice work but he has to remove those oval stickers. Yikes!

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