How to raise the front end

dav1
dav1 Posts: 1,298
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
I am in a bit of a dilemma with my road bike as the front end is a bit too lo for my liking (12cm below the saddle).

Ideally I would like to raise it a couple of cm.

I have a 15deg 90mm stem currently (inverted with no spacers above); however decent 15 deg stems are hard to come by. I feel that I could comfortably go to 110 mm.

are there any recommendations for stems out there that fit the bill, or alternate methods of raising the front end? £25 quid is a good number as its hard to justify high end kit for this bike.

I know it probably comes down to my bike being a touch too small, but a new bike just isnt an option for me atm unfortunately.
Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

Carrera virtuoso - RIP

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  • dav1
    dav1 Posts: 1,298
    forgot to add, 1 1/8 stearer and std clamp size.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,548
    i use one of these upside down to get extra rise...

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Cinel ... 360040461/

    ...just flip the front plate so the logo is the right way up

    really good quality stem, if you search around you'll get one for under 25 quid


    edit - just saw you said std clamp, but the pista stem is 31.8mm
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • Canny Jock
    Canny Jock Posts: 1,051
    Buy a second hand fork with a longer steerer?