go nuts about stiff bottom brackets and light weight but then put rubber bands where handlebars should be.
I always found deda magic stiff. I was just trying to find a comparison and nothing other than your post has come up so far.
I've seen a comparison somewhere and it had raceface as the stiffest.
stems? I like the Syncros Factory stem. and cheap.
No idea what Mt tam or Mt. diablo are, but I can guess and am impressed.
I was just posting some levity at your expense. I understand about pulling on the bar at moments of extreme effort. It redirects force lifting you out of the saddle back onto the pedals in order to benefit forward propulsion.
I switched my stem from the stock one that came on my felt to a Deda magic last yeat and didn't think I would notice any difference. I was way wrong, during our clubs practice crit I felt alot more solid in the turns. The only down side is when riding on rough roads it kills your hands.
I would first look at the shape of the bar you want, as you are about to change anyway.
Are there any positions you feel are uncomforable on the bike at the moment?
Can you ride in the drops for 10-15mins ok?
Are your hoods/tops uncomfortable where the other position(s) are ok?
Too many people ride a bar which is uncomfortable just because it looks cool or matches a stem/seatpost. Fit is the most important. If you want a stiffer bar then buy one from lower in the range as it will be more robust.
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