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    Lefty Specific Stems

    Anyone got any suggestions on what brands make Stems for my Scalpel?

    thanks

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    Cannondale, Hope, FRM, Woodman, Syntace...

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    If you know what length/rise you want and have a lefty the Si stem/steerer from Cannondale is the lightest combination by a long way.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Wombat
    If you know what length/rise you want and have a lefty the Si stem/steerer from Cannondale is the lightest combination by a long way.

    Kevin

    is it? my SI stem/steerer weight is 264 gram without the shims from 31,8 to 25,4.

    FRM stem weight 133 gram + steerer tube 130 gram = 263 gram. almost no diffrent.

    but i think the SI stem is more rigid/stiff
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    ... and probably a lot less $ too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltazar
    is it? my SI stem/steerer weight is 264 gram without the shims from 31,8 to 25,4.

    FRM stem weight 133 gram + steerer tube 130 gram = 263 gram. almost no diffrent. but i think it´s more rigid/stiff
    Hmmm, FRM stem I tried wasnt impressive in stiffness, I thought the SI felt stiffer, but would have to see some independent test results. One advantage of the FRM or seperate stem is more rise options, best you can get with the SI is -5 which would certainly not be low enough for me if I was still racing XC.
    My SI stem was free thanks to local rep!

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    hehe, can se now that i have missed a word, offcourse i ment that the SI system is stiffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Wombat
    Hmmm, FRM stem I tried wasnt impressive in stiffness, I thought the SI felt stiffer, but would have to see some independent test results.

    Kevin


    You would prefer "independant test results" over your own opinion?

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    With a background in exercise science I have seen many times where perception doesnt always match what is measured. I would expect the SI to be stiffer, and certainly wont be getting rid of mine for another stem.

    Kevin

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