Negative rise stems

tonyhogg Posts: 115
edited June 2015 in Road buying advice
Currently got a colnago v1-r with a regular deda superleggera stem and bars in 110mm, no spacers under the stem, however I've got a replacement fork coming and I was thinking of changing to a negative rise stem to get a bit lower. The frame is a 52 sloping I'm 5ft 11, so I could probably extend the reach a bit. Wanted to try some nice aero bars but might just stick with rounded, any advice or recommendations would be appreciated


  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Well, if you're looking for something that can give you and idea of reach and height in comparison to what you have now this is an excellent stem geometry comparison chart. Just remember that when you lower your stem you usually (but not always) will have to extend the reach slightly to maintain the same comfort.
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    I use a -30' Zipp stem on an Sworks 54, it gets me down where I want to be. No spacers, obviously.