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    Road stem on mtb

    I have a new 31.8 carbon bar on my mtb. And I'm wanting a matching stem. And I'm looking at a matching stem but it's for a road bike supposedly. Is there a difference or would it be ok bc I'm using oversized bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firesurvivor07 View Post
    I have a new 31.8 carbon bar on my mtb. And I'm wanting a matching stem. And I'm looking at a matching stem but it's for a road bike supposedly. Is there a difference or would it be ok bc I'm using oversized bar?
    What stem specifically are you taking about? What type riding do you do? What is your physical stature, weight and general build?
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    I would get a 4 bolt one. Stiffer and less chance to catastrophically fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    What stem specifically are you taking about? What type riding do you do? What is your physical stature, weight and general build?
    It is a bontrager rxl 110mm 7* rise. It is a 4 bolt, but the bolts are closer together than the ones on my rhythm pro. I am 6'5" and weight about 195lbs slim. I mainly ride XC. But where I live we have lots and lots of roots. And some pretty good rock gardens. But no drops any more than 8-12 inches tops.

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