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 Post subject: Re: Slammed stems...
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:39 pm 
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looks like a 140 to me... looks like the one on mine :D


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 Post subject: Re: Slammed stems...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:17 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:04 am 
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dude.. you don't gotta say it if ya don't like it...


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 Post subject: Re: Slammed stems...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:12 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Slammed stems...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:23 am 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:59 am 
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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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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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:25 am 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:01 am 
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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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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. :!:


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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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can't help but post this... LOL


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