65mm stem?

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maddog 2
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by maddog 2

As luck would have it, 60 is a tad too short and 70 is a tad too long,,,,

So far I've spotted in 65mm:
- Raceface Atlas
- Spank Oozy
- Joystick Builder
- Sunline Vone
- Box Cusp
- older Easton Havoc
- XLC all mtn
all of which are fairly lardy at 170g ish, and I'm not too keen on the looks of the last few.

- and the only lightish one Ive found so far is a Pro Tharsis Trail at around 130g

Anyone seen any other 65mm stems? Almost every stem is a mutiple of 10mm.

[31.8mm, rise not an issue]

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scant
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by scant

i think straitline used to do a 65mm stem. again not particularly light...
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by silvalis

deity copperhead.
possibly heavy and chunky.
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by Marin

Or go and measure actual stems, I'm sure you'll find one labeled as 60 or 70 that actually comes out as 65.

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by krzysiekmz

Uno 60mm is actually right about 65mm
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by F45

I cannot believe that 5mm is so important to you.

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maddog 2
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by maddog 2

I know... :shock:

I've been trying to tell myself 70mm is okay but I'm dead sensitive to bar position, with my creaking skeleton.

On the full susser it's less important but this is a rigid 29er so everything needs to be exactly right.

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by Marin

You can adjust by 5mm by rotating your bars

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by mattr

You can adjust by 5mm just by ignoring it ;)

Christ, most peoples height varies by twice that during the course of the day........ mostly in the spine.

You probably need two stems, 70 before about 3pm and 60 after, for the afternoon commute and night rides ;)

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maddog 2
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by maddog 2

I like the sound of that. I could swap the stem at work to a 60mm, then swap it back for a 70mm when I get home. Bingo. Cheers fellas.

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by jemima

Kalloy ASM03 in 65mm. Zero degree. 135gm?
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by Klaster_1

My 60mm Kalloy Uno is actually 65mm center to center, 79g with Ti bolts.

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by ooo

$24.8 FOURIERS 65 mm stem 145 g

I think Fouriers is OEM partner for PRO shimano stems and some other PRO parts

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by Zakalwe

Good effort with the labels

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maddog 2
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by maddog 2

cheers all. The Pro Tharsis is fitted and working well.

It has an internal collar to preload the headset, rather than need the topcap+bung to do this job. So I've removed the 60g-odd steerer bung and replaced it with a lighter nylon bung that's only job is to hold the topcap in place. So I've saved some weight there.

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