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STEFANOS4784STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
edited September 2008 in Workshop
Hi all, was reading the thread on speed wobble and thought hmmm think io need a shorter stem as mine looks like a giraffes' neck, just wandering are theer different sizes like there are in seat posts or will any old jobby do it,

many thanks :D

P.S Tour finish was a bit sneaky today :P


  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    You just need the right size for your bars and for your steerer.

    Most threadless steerers are 1 1/8" now and bars are either 26.0 (regular sized) or 31.8 (oversized) - pretty easy to tell the difference as it's easy to measure - not like seatposts like you say.

    Other than that it's just choosing the length and rise you want.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • Gav2000Gav2000 Posts: 408
    I thought shorter stems lead to a less stable bike and longer stems added stability. Am I wrong?

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