You might want to consider the Thomson X4 stem (31.8 clamp). It is technically their MTB stem but it will work fine on the road as well. The rise is 90 degrees which is nice for big guys because it reduces the number of spacers required to get suitable bar height. The X4 is basically a 4-bolt version of their X2 road stem. I use the X2 on two bikes and just like Thomson seatposts, they are exceptional products. In fact, if you are looking for a seatpost I would suggest the Thomson setback. Bombproof.415m3 said:Anyone out there have a favorite? I'm building up my first new road ride in 10 years and needless to say, there's some cool new stuff out there. I'm 6-02, 225lbs and a fast recreational rider. Stem is 1-1/8, but I'm open to standard or OS clamp diameter.