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Hello everyone

a follow on question from my +8 to -8 degree stem bar height question earlier.

I flipped the stem from +8 to -8 (-25mm lower bar) and it was too low. In other words I went from 30mm drop to a 55mm drop and my back said "NO". But I think I can handle half of that i.e ~12-13mm bar height reduction.

This means I should find myself a completely straight stem (0 or 90 degrees?). Is there such a thing and if not then what is the closest stem to pure straight?

Why?

I really do not like the look of a flipped up stem i.e. +8 or +6 degrees, I know I can remove one 10mm spacer to get almost the same result with a flipped up stem but I would prefer a lower stem with same spacers for purely visual reasons.

Thank you in advance
 

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just spotted another thread on same topic

I found a similar thread here, this recommends Thomson X4 MTB stem. I have a road bike, handle bars are Deda Newton (oversized, 31.8mm?) with a BBB stem BHS-17 QuatroForce, 82/98 degrees. I cant find any BBB stems with 90-degrees. Is there?

Assuming Thomson X4 is suitable for road bikes then will it fit my Deda Newton oversized bars?

What other options do I have? Easton EM90 does not appear in their current catalogue. I could not find a 90-degree Richey Comp either.

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yes the X4 is fine for MTB. it just marketing. 31.8 stem all work for road and MTB fine!
 

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re Thomson X4

thanks for all replies.

since Thomson X4 stem (31.8, 90 degree) is designed to be an MTB stem will it look "odd" on my Madone with Deda Newton handle bars?

I have seen a photo of it by itself but have difficulty visualizing what it will look like on a road bike with road bars.

I presume I will need to get some different size spacer(s) given this stem might have a different size steering tube clamp to my current BBB stem?

thanks again

PS to Australian readers, where in Melbourne can I buy Thomson X4?
 
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