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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:02 pm 
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I am still really confused why no one makes more of a sharper angled stem than -6deg though, I've always ridden with -17 and although my neck and shoulders are thanking canyon's 1/4 steerer size I think I prefer a slightly greater drop.

Does anyone make one?

Also, where can you get the syntace stems from?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm 
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You used to be able to get them direct from Syntace I think, or Canyon as it was standard spec when I had mine.
Have you got the shallowest headset top cap or the fat one like mine?
Look hard enough and occasionally a -17 stem comes up for sale secondhand

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Giant connect stem is 1 1/4 and -10.

If anyone has a line on a 100 or 110, -17 please let me know.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:00 pm 
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I have a connect in 100mm that I'm looking to get rid of

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:42 pm 
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Ah not -17, misread!

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:18 pm 
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How much does the V13 stem weigh? Wondering about the weight saving.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 2:45 pm 
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ultyguy wrote:
Giant connect stem is 1 1/4 and -10.

If anyone has a line on a 100 or 110, -17 please let me know.


Longest I've seen is 100mm -20deg.
http://www.idahomountaintouring.com/pro ... 8874-1.htm


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:34 pm 
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Cheapest 1 1/4 stem you can buy at the moment is Giant OD2 which is £24.99 in UK and its 8 deg
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/285247/pr ... tAodhzUA-g

I quite like the square-y look of that. I am getting one and will take off the graphics using acetone.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:47 pm 
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Does anyone know what that Giant OD2 stem weighs in at? (90 or 100mm?)


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:40 am 
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Zipp Service Course SL-OS is available in 1 1/4" too (only 6°)

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:24 pm 
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Can't understand why Canyon haven't make easier choose stem lengths/angles when you order,
My 52 came with 80mm 6° stem I had to pay an extra £78ish I think for a -17° 100mm stem (I wanted 110 but no stock)
they wouldn't just exchange it as -17° was a special order, so I had to have both, Canyon really limit your choices when it comes
to fit by using 1¼ steerers (pre-cut with a max 15mm spacers) and the 16mm Acros adjuster under the stem (£25 well spent to get rid of that)

Eventually found a -17° 1¼ 120mm Ritchey on eBay, after using a Syntace F119 120mm for a while
getting rid of the Acros adj and using the flatter top cap lowers stack by another 12mm

Weights are- Ritchey 80mm 121g, -17° 100mm 127g, 120mm -17° 141g
Syntace F119 149g (with Cube branding)
Also just got a Zipp SL beyond black 120mm -17° for another bike, Ti bolts and 150g
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:23 pm 
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^ whatever he said; it doesn't make sense; I think the Giant OD2 is not too bad at £24.99 to fiddle with stem length and then spend on C260 or something.

What is the alternative to the 16mm i-lock bearing cover? I rode with someone on Sunday who just went with a custom made top bearing cover and a 1 1/8 expander bung with inner tube wrapped around. The crown race and lower bearing interface with canyon's is machined really well so its pretty secure tbh. Seemed like an ok cheap solution for low stack headset cover.


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Tenlegs wrote:


Great post, thanks. Didn't know that 120mm -17° OD2 stems existed and will look harder!


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:27 pm 
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Canyon still sell the lower headset bearing cover just 4.75mm high, the kit comes with a top cap and wedge
even if don't need to lower your stem one of these +10mm spacer looks better than that Acros thing,
you can then adjust the stem with an allen key instead of that tiny little torx screw and you can take the wedge out
after to save a bit of weight as the fork steerer doesn't need one for strength as most other forks do.

https://www.canyon.com/en/accessories/# ... 4&id=35557


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