Can't help myself, I'm an esthete in heartRocketRacing wrote: ↑Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:12 am-17 on my bike is flat to the road. Never much thought of the asthetics of it. More aero.
I was simulating -17 in Photoshop and I wasn't liked looks of it at all. So, no way. If I have horizontal top tube (or just few degrees slope) I would go for it, no question asked. Or if I ride races or something like that.
For my rides and that few segments of few roads where I ride on stopwatch ... I choose look before a small bonus in speed.
Btw. in the end I bought PRO PLT. But, weight is not 133g (advertised) but 137g. And with Ti bolts (taken from other stem just for now, but may stay) - 129g. So, 18g added. I'm little disappointed with that.
Now I thinking ...
I could swap front plate from previous stem (New Ultimate, white) and put it on PRO PLT and save 7g.
It would be black and white stem, but it may look just fine that way, actually I will try that, for sake of a experiment, If nothing else.