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    Drop bars on mtb stem?

    I see some wtb drop bars and salsa high rise stem combinations, which makes me wonder, do I need a special kind of drop bars to insert it in a 25.4 stem clamp without removable faceplates? Will any bar with a 25.4 clamp size clear the stem even in the "bends" if that makes sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estuche View Post
    I see some wtb drop bars and salsa high rise stem combinations, which makes me wonder, do I need a special kind of drop bars to insert it in a 25.4 stem clamp without removable faceplates? Will any bar with a 25.4 clamp size clear the stem even in the "bends" if that makes sense?
    Yeah - it can be a challenge. I've wrangled a few drop bars into Nitto Dirt Drop and equivalent non-removable faceplate stems and it can be a challenge. Nitto does make a clamp spreader that helps a little bit.

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    Salsa (and some others too) made the dropbar specific stems as well with 26.0mm and despite this, I have an original WTB with some odd 25.0mm and you may find some other bars with 25.4mm.

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    I've used these on modern bikes, most recently a 29er hardtail with original WTB drop bars. They're fairly inexpensive and have a removable faceplate, which solves the problem of getting bars with tight bends installed.

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