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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:02 pm 
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I'd be real surprised if that setup isn't the most aero for his sprinting position, given my assumption he's been in the specialized wind-tunnel ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:59 am 
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As amusing as it may seem to criticize Cavendish's fit, it does seem like an odd config all of his previous Specialized bikes have been a 52 (or the rough equivalent in other brands). And if the contact points are the same as a result of stem length and top cap height, aero gains are possibly non-existant. Regardless, his winningest streaks were certainly on a slightly larger frame. He's a small guy, no doubt, but he's not a woman.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:26 am 
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Stiffer frame?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:43 am 
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KWalker wrote:
Specialized mandates the spacer above the stem for fork warranty purposes for the aforementioned clamping issues. I know this because I didn't have one above there and had a steerer tube crack and they wouldn't cover it.


Specialized specifically prohibits you from (permanently) running spacers above the stem in their instructions. I think some people keep doing it on a Specialized because they're ignorant or just don't care.

WARNING! Do not permanently place stem spacers above the stem (Fig. 3). Placing spacers above the stem defeats the purpose of the expander plug’s ability to support the steerer tube and stem.

http://service.specialized.com/collater ... -Guide.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Nefarious86 wrote:
Stiffer frame?


^one good reason, smaller frame/triangle = Stiffer


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:39 pm 
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I just wanted to know where to buy one of those spacer/dustcaps....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:08 pm 
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MuppetMower wrote:
I just wanted to know where to buy one of those spacer/dustcaps....


Specialized dealer...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:39 am 
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dunbar42 wrote:
Specialized specifically prohibits you from (permanently) running spacers above the stem in their instructions. I think some people keep doing it on a Specialized because they're ignorant or just don't care.

WARNING! Do not permanently place stem spacers above the stem (Fig. 3). Placing spacers above the stem defeats the purpose of the expander plug’s ability to support the steerer tube and stem.

http://service.specialized.com/collater ... -Guide.pdf

That stem employs a thin shim and a special top cap that is directional based on the shim used such that regular spacers placed atop the stem cause the top cap to no longer sit flush. That specialized stem, thus, requires no spacers atop the stem, permanently.

Some manufacturers do require a spacer atop the stem for warranty purpose. As long as one's expander plug extends to or below the bottom of the stem, all is good.


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