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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:07 am 
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The stack of the FSA is much lower, around 25mm (more clamp pressure) compared to the 40mm Ritchey.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:06 am 
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I exchanged emails with Ritchey USA and they won't be releasing a 1.25" stem until 2013. They did say they spoke with GIant at Interbike about the 1.25" standard and they claimed other companies plan on moving to the 1.25" steerer.

[quote=RitcheyUSA]We currently only produce the 1.25" stem as an Original Equipment "OE"/ Manufacture Custom component for Canyon. As will all of our "OE" spec'd components we ship the entire production run of the 1.25" directly to Canyon. We do not offer the 1.25" stem as a production item for general consumers at this time.

We were approached by Giant Bicycles at Inter-Bike this year about the 1.25" standard they are now using. As this is becoming a more widely used standard in the industry we are looking at intruding it in our line of stems for spring 2013.[/quote]


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:25 am 
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roadman wrote:
The stack of the FSA is much lower, around 25mm (more clamp pressure) compared to the 40mm Ritchey.


I don't think its 25mm it says on the site that its 35mm stack height. 5mm won't be that much of a difference don't you think? I'm in a dilemma here for I'm trying to order a Giant TCR frame which is now in 1 1/4" steerer and the case is that giants OD stem will only be available end of November or early December according to the distributor. Syntace are way too expensive for me and the wait kills me. I'm trying to contact Canyon if I can buy the Ritchey stem thru them.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:12 am 
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This image is telling me something. :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:23 pm 
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You can buy the Ritchey's already in the UK - I had sourced one from a tandem shop when I was looking at getting an emergency Canyon!


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:57 pm 
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This one's new to me....

K-Force Light Stem
New Monocoque Carbon stem design removes all alloy or steel computers from stem bodyFeatures:
Monocoque carbon body
Carbon faceplate
Titanium hardware
-6° × 100, 110, 120 & 130mm
Ø31.8mm fork clamp diameter (Ø28.6mm with included shim)
Ø31.8mm handlebar clamp diamter
40mm fork clamp height
Shim to adapt 1-1/4" stem to 1-1/8"
3K Carbon Weave
Weight: 149g
http://www.windwave.co.uk/windwave/kforce11stem.html


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:57 am 
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Got this for $45usd brand new including shipping. :wink:
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will remove branding with paint remover later blue won't go with the color scheme of the build.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:45 pm 
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JAHLIVE4EVER wrote:
Got this for $45usd brand new including shipping. :wink:
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will remove branding with paint remover later blue won't go with the color scheme of the build.

which shop/online/ebay please?????

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“Maximize strength to weight through optimized geometry” -ZG


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 Post subject: Re: Stem for 1 1/4 "
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:46 am 
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fayrwerks wrote:
JAHLIVE4EVER wrote:
Got this for $45usd brand new including shipping. :wink:

which shop/online/ebay please?????




www.velogear.au.com


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Im looking for an alternative to the Giant stem/bar combo for my Propel. When will companies be rolling these out, and are any of them already?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:14 pm 
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cape wrote:
Im looking for an alternative to the Giant stem/bar combo for my Propel. When will companies be rolling these out, and are any of them already?


ritchey produces them for canyon, but they are hard to impossible to find aftermarket

and then there is syntace


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:32 am 
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Ritchey WCS 4-AXIS 44 – 1.25"

I just ordered one today.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:48 am 
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The Giant stems are fairly light and seem very stiff. Considered buying a Ritchey but liked the Giant a bit more FWIW.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:20 pm 
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specialized stems that have the angle adjustment shim in them are actually 1 1/4


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:18 am 
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No they aren't.


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