Stem dimensions for Specialised Allez Comp. Help reqd.

meggiedude
meggiedude Posts: 257
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Morning all.

Placed a deposit on a Spec Allez Comp in Stealth-Bomber Black.

As I am a funny size - (Short legs, Long body and arms), I've gone for a 54cm frame but will need to tweak the reach to accomodate the upper torso.
Probably need to add 20mm or so onto the standard 100mm OS stem.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Spec bikes steerers/stems etc are not standard sizes.
I may have dreamt, this so can someone comfirm what spec of +/-6deg stem I should be going for.

Cheers.

MD
Can I upgrade???

Comments

  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,702
    Some of the steerers aren't standard sizes, they start big at the bottom, but taper down to the standard size at the top. They all take a standard 1 1/8" stem, and I think the Allez takes a completely standard untapered fork too.
  • whyamihere wrote:
    Some of the steerers aren't standard sizes, they start big at the bottom, but taper down to the standard size at the top. They all take a standard 1 1/8" stem, and I think the Allez takes a completely standard untapered fork too.
    Cheers dude,

    That was exactly the answer I was hoping for - thanks.

    Course, if you've got it wrong, I now know who blame and to send the boys round to. lol.

    ATB

    MD.
    Can I upgrade???