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    Short Stem for 20" Bike Recommendation?

    I need some help finding a stem around 50mm (or less) for my son's 20" Scott bike. I am assuming that I should be looking for a BMX stem, but I don't know where to start.

    Standard 1 1/8 steerer tube / 31.8 clamp. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    This is what my 8yo runs on his 26". Search ebay


    BRAND NEW TRUVATIV HUSSEFELT MOUNTAIN BIKE DOWNHILL/FREERIDE STEM, 31.8

    40mm LENGTH

    31.8 HANDLEBAR CLAMP DIAMETER

    0 DEGREE RISE

    1 1/8 THREADLESS STEERER

    BLACK

    WILL BE SHIPPED IN THE ORIGINAL, UNOPENED TRUVATIV PACKAGING WITH THE MANUAL

    INSURED 2-DAY PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING WITHIN 24 HOURS

    SELLS FOR $89 AT KONASPORTS.COM

    BOLTS ARE INCLUDED

    HAS NEVER BEEN INSTALLED
    ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS

    NOT A FACTORY SECOND

    NOT A RETURNED ITEM

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    your kiddo's bike has a 31.8" clamp? mine doesnt...

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    I built his bike. I needed to shorten the reach at his age, so I wanted to use bars with a good amount of sweep. Origin 8 made a pair with 15* backsweep in a 31.8mm that were $20. And that made it easy to combine with the fairly inexpensive 40mm downhill stem listed above.

    build log:
    Another Performance Access 14.5 build log

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    A couple of options:
    On-One Ultralight CNC Stem, 31.8mm clamp, 50mm length, black or silver, light (110g @ 60mm), reasonable price, available in the UK and the US.
    Superstar Zephir CNC Stem, 31.8mm clamp, 50mm length, black, white, red, gunmetal, light (108g @ 50mm), bit more expensive than the On-One, available in the UK (not sure about the US?)
    Superstar also do the Zenith AM Stem which is heavier (124g @ 50mm) but a bit cheaper.

    These stems appear identical and in all likelihood come from the same factory in Taiwan, so there's probably other branded identical stems floating round on eBay etc.

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    I have the Truvative stem listed above on my son's bike.
    It isn't the lightest one in the world, but it fits the bill perfectly.
    I like turtles

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    Truvativ stem above should be 25-30 bucks on ebay

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I managed to find a Bontrager Big Earl 50mm Stem on eBay for $20.

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