replacement stem for Canyon woes

blablablacksheep
blablablacksheep Posts: 1,377
edited May 2013 in Road general
I'm trying but failing badly to get a smaller stem for my canyon slx, no where has 1 1/4 " stems :-(
Ideally I'd get 70mm .

Help
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  • styxd
    styxd Posts: 3,234
    70mm? Is it a mountain bike?
  • Camcycle1974
    Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    I'm trying but failing badly to get a smaller stem for my canyon slx, no where has 1 1/4 " stems :-(
    Ideally I'd get 70mm .

    Help

    Giant stems are 31.8mm (oversize) and come in 70mm length. Can be bought separately but would have Giant written on it obviously.
  • blablablacksheep
    blablablacksheep Posts: 1,377
    It's a road bike, but I want to try a shorter stem 110as present so would like 80 maybe.

    I know giant do stems but I cannot find ANY 1 1/4"... they all 1 1/8".. this is my issue (American shops sell them but no UK shops)
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  • g00se
    g00se Posts: 2,221
    Here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FSA-OS-120-80 ... vi-content

    I had one before. It says 1 1/8 but includes a shim that, when removed, makes it 1 1/4.

    I used a shimmed one on my carbon-steerered road bike as the shim ensured there was an even grip. I wanted a smaller one but at the time they were out of production and only very long or very short (<90mm) remained for sale.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... stem-35143
  • g00se
    g00se Posts: 2,221
    Also look to get a bar that has a reduced reach from the flats to the front of the curve. You can get a further 10-20mm off that way too.
  • nunowoolmez
    nunowoolmez Posts: 865
    I just bought a Giant stem from Revel Outdoors. Not bad price either. You will need a 5 mm spacer too as it leaves a small gap. You can get these for 1 1/4 from MC Convey Cycles for £1.99.

    Go seek
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    post deleted

    I thought it was a road bike the OP was asking about :oops:
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • blablablacksheep
    blablablacksheep Posts: 1,377
    That FSA one looks very good, but unsure if it will have the same 6degree drop as my ritchy road stem on the Canyon.

    Giant looks good, but I'm finding it hard to get a 80mm one esp in 1 1/4"(will phone that bike shop you recommended)

    Anyone know a place where I can buy the same stem(ritchy) as my canyon but in 80mm 1 1/14"as they sell them in USA but why not here??
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  • g00se
    g00se Posts: 2,221
    I've since sold it, but I'm fairly sure the FSA is about 6 degrees.

    Have you tried contacting Canyon to see if they can source the Ritchey?
  • Steve236
    Steve236 Posts: 212
    Have you tried Bike-Discount? I just bought a 120mm 1 1/4 stem for my Ultimate AL from them to replace a 100mm.
  • blablablacksheep
    blablablacksheep Posts: 1,377
    Found a shop on eBay (Victoria cycles) who stock my stem I need...


    Edit... Bike discount is cheaper... By £10.... not sure how reliable they are though and speedy in sending stuff?
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