Slim -12 Stems

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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morganb
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by morganb

I want to use a -12 my steel frame and want something that complements the aesthetics of the bike, so something like a Zipp Sprint SL I out. Its a Gunnar so its not super small diameter tubing but still thinner than a modern aluminum or carbon frame. I know Extralite makes one but its pricy and I'm slightly worried about flex on something that light. Are there any other options out there.

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corky
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by corky

Ahh the holy grail eh?....I have an extralite, it is light and b not really flexible at all but it is expensive also not that slim....

Enve Aero stem can be -12 but is fat and won’t look good with steel TI etc. And is chuffin’ expensive.

Specialized make an adjustable stem that can be run -12 but it too will look odd with steel + who wants to run a Specialized stem?

I think their is a market for this size of stem but manufacturers are like sheep and only stick to what they think will sell.

Yes this is a topic I’ve pondered many times........ps -17 stems look crap.

FlemishCompact
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by FlemishCompact

Specialized makes a -12 that has a fixed angle and very subtle sworks logos

Hexsense
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by Hexsense

does -10 works?
There are many more options for -10 (like Pro Vibe di2 stem, Easton, Ritchey) than -12.

morganb
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by morganb

FlemishCompact wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Specialized makes a -12 that has a fixed angle and very subtle sworks logos
That doesn't look bad actually and it has a reasonably light weight. Might be worth a shot and I can see if acetone will take off the logos.

morganb
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by morganb

Hexsense wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:33 pm
does -10 works?
There are many more options for -10 (like Pro Vibe di2 stem, Easton, Ritchey) than -12.
-10 might work but aesthetically I don't like the Pro stems with the silver face plates. I'll check out the Easton and Ritchey options. -12 would still be ideal from a fit/looks perspective though, as small of a difference as it is.


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