or a small frame and short reach handlebars,
or long arms and short reach handlebars,
Anyways, many reasons for running a totally acceptable 150mm stem...
@OP: Deda (Newton) is probably your best bet. Not sure about 73 deg. though...
My suggestion is to get a 3T ARX Pro or team stem in 140mm. Their 140mm -17deg stems measure out to be right at 147mm in length. That's as close as you are going to get.
As someone else who has short legs and a long torso/arms, I feel your pain in getting frames that are short enough in the front end to work.
audiojan wrote:If you need a 150mm stem, then you very likely have the wrong frame for you...
Spoken by the geometrically challenged.
If you for whatever reason desire a long reach to the bars in addition to a lot of bar to saddle drop, then what "frame size" do you think would provide this?
Frames with short head tubes also have short reach, and frames with long reach have head tubes that are too tall.
The only option is a very long horizontal stem on a small frame or a custom frame.
BTW... I just got a KCNC Arrow in 140mm -17. Pretty nice stem if you like the style. I could totally ride a longer reach though... and my body proportions are very normal... I just like a lot of drop and reach.
I see that FWB has one left: http://fairwheelbikes.com/kcnc-arrow-stem-p-4150.html Mine weighed less that advertized, 142g.
Another easy way to get more reach is to switch bars. Quite a few brands make a bar with 85-95mm effective reach depending on how you set them up. Deda deeps and FSA Omega Classics definitely have a 95mm reach.
KWalker wrote:Lots of pros ride stems badged as 140 that measure 145-160mm sometimes.
Even on the top frames with "race" geometry, a lot of these guys need a shorter headtube. I'm an old man with average proportions and I need a small frame plus long horizontal stem to get where I want. The marketers have embraced the "endurance" market... ie taller bikes, but they've ignored those who want to get long and low.
I used to be a lot higher in the front... I have back issues and thought that would help. But once I learned to relax my back, getting low actually feels better.
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