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    Lefty and stem length?

    I'm moving to a wider bar and need a shorter stem.

    How short can I go if I want to use a Lefty? Will a 70 mm Thomson be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post
    I'm moving to a wider bar and need a shorter stem.

    How short can I go if I want to use a Lefty? Will a 70 mm Thomson be ok?
    I'm using a 90mm and it's pretty close, don't think a 70mm would fit. A bar with a bunch of sweep maybe?
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    I have FS a barely used Syntace Vector Carbon 680mm bar w/ 12 degree sweep. Brings the grips back a tad too close for my tastes. Something like it could be perfect for your needs though.
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    I have a 90mm +5 Cannondale stem on my Rize and the bar clears the Lefty with just enough space to get a wrench on the top of it for bearing resets. Cannondale sells a 60mm +5 stem too, but I don't think it would work on my Rize; relocating the bar further back by 30mm would be over the top of the Lefty and the bar wouldn't clear the top of the PBR.
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