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    Lightweight Stem

    I currently have an 80mm Niner RDO stem that is a wee bit too long for me when I'm trying to get back behind the saddle on descents. I'm looking for a 70 or 60mm stem to replace it.

    Any suggestions? I'm trying to keep it as light as the RDO stem, but I don't mind adding weight to dial in the cockpit.

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    I picked up the Syntace f109 stem and I'm very pleased with it. It's light and of very high quality. I noted the actual weight done but I cannot seem to find it. lol
    Here is the claimed weights from Syntace.

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    Lightweight Stem

    If I'm at 80mm, would a 70mm make a noticeable difference, or should I go 60mm?


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    I hate to say it but the only one that can answer that question is you. I went from a 105mm to a 90mm and was able to tell the difference. Your best bet would be to borrow one or buy a really cheap one until you find the right length. Sorry that I couldn't be of any real help.
    Here are the approx differences in lengths.
    80mm=3.149in
    70mm=2.75in
    60mm=2.36in

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    Lightweight Stem

    Thanks for the measurements. Helps!


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    KCNC SC wing stem is light. It comes in various lengths from 60-120mm.

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    second the kcnc sc wing, wife's 70mm weighs 80 grams
    If I wanted to objectify a women I'd do it on my terms not theirs.

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    Kalloy Uno stem are cheap, light and have been getting good reviews online. I have the Syntace.

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    I'm using an Uno on my Chinese 29er commuter, seems pretty good and with Ti hardware, very light.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I'm going with a Ritchey WCS Carbon Matrix @ 70mm. Waiting to hear back from my LBS to find out if they can procure it.

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    FYI, I just weighted the following Ritchey Stems both 110 mm
    WCS Carbon Matrix C260 114gr
    WCS C260 - Wet White 108gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSAmerica View Post
    FYI, I just weighted the following Ritchey Stems both 110 mm
    WCS Carbon Matrix C260 114gr
    WCS C260 - Wet White 108gr
    Good thing I went with the WCS 260. Last minute I changed my mind because I didn't think I needed that carbon exoskeleton.

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