Slammed stems...

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notsoswift
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by notsoswift

looks like a 140 to me... looks like the one on mine :D

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marcelflash
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by marcelflash

Specialized allez OSBB 2013 needs one thin spacer underneath
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tinozee
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by tinozee

The whole slammed stem thing is so gay. It's all about saddle to bar drop. You only usually need to slam your stem or get a "pro" HT if you have chimp legs. It's only 5'3" 120 lb jockeys who really need much more drop, 17 degree stems etc.. If you have 10cm+ drop and still have spacers you are still more dropped that the tools who have slammed stems and the saddle is like one inch taller than the bars. I hate this topic.

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by cmdr199212

dude.. you don't gotta say it if ya don't like it...

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by shimmeD

Hey tinozee, stop discriminating against us jockeys! I am vertically challenged and use a 17 stem and still have an issue with drop. Slamming is a valid thread.

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by Brandonnie

when i slam i feel like om on a kids bike with massive reach. feel so much closer to the ground when i corner. thats just me :shock:

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Spindoctor
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by Spindoctor

no point slamming a stem if the bike doesn't fit any more - old gits (like me) need to be comfortable in the shoulders. we are not all the same body shape so why should we assume a slam stem suits all... madness
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gospastic wrote:"Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning."


So let me state it again. For most of you, Slamming the stem is more about fashion then the ability to ride your bike.
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by PSM

Seriously. A picture with a "slammed" stem with spacers above the stem ? Just for the picture ? Silly.

Steerer should be cut. Full stop. :wink:

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Here you are - not a jockey, lots of drop, steerer cut, my normal riding position - I think I avoid everyones pet peeves...
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If I had H1 geo would be a -6 stem, but didn't want a seat mast frame so 5 & 6 series were out. Needing this stem is just a function of frames getting taller.
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by artray

I slam my stem because it's the most comfy position . I have just put my Trek together and even though its pretty much the same size as my Guru, I am sitting a bit higher so I will slam with a -17 degree stem . Im using a -10 at this time and when climbing or out of the saddle I feel hunched up . So I slam for comfort and the fact it looks cool is a bonus.

tinozee "The whole slammed stem thing is so gay " Bang out of order tinozee .
Using gay in that context is offensive . you should be :oops:

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artray wrote:

tinozee "The whole slammed stem thing is so gay " Bang out of order tinozee .
Using gay in that context is offensive . you should be



I agree. :!:

jesse00swords
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by jesse00swords

No matter what drop I need, I always try to eliminate spacers from my setup. Sometimes, this means a stem with positive rise. :shock:

Less steer-tube means 1) noticeably stiffer steering, 2) better stiffness when honking on the bars in a sprint, and 3) less weight (this is a weight weenie board, right? :thumbup: )

P.S. This thread is getting pretty long--TLDR. Hopefully this hasn't already been said.

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