Stem angle advice

glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
edited November 2010 in Road buying advice
On my good bike the stem sits almost flat but on my
Winter training bike the stock stem has quite a bit of rise in it giving a much higher bar height.
Looking at stems I notice they have various angle degrees on the descriptions. What should I be looking for to get a flat stem set up on the winter bike.


  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    To work it out horizontal you need to take your Head Tube angle (in degrees) away from 90 deg, the number left is what you'll require for a horizontal stem!

    Why not take your existing stem off, flip it over then see how that feels?...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
  • If you are talking about the stems that fit onto a threadless steerer, then you probably know that most/all types are reversible. One way gives you a 'sticky up' option, the other a more horizontal position.