What do you mean? do you want a stem that extends at the same angle as the top tube, or one that is up, or down from it? There are a number of stems available at each of these angles. Tell us what you need and we can probably tell you where to get it.
I'll assume you know what you want, which is also called a 90 degree stem. Not many folks would specify a stem by it's angle with the ground.
As others mentioned the Thomson X4 would be a good choice. If you're not using oversize bars, you can get a bushing to use 26mm, but to me it would be a pretty ugly setup. There aren't many high-end stems made in this angle anymore. The most likely reason is the more popular 84/96 better serves most people's needs.
The 90 degree fits in between the 84 and 96 degree angles. It will produce a bar height that's about 1cm higher than an 84 and about 1cm lower than a 96. If the goal is to raise the bars by 1cm, another option is to use a 96 degree and remove 1cm of spacer.
I had one of my bikes setup with a 90 degree and later decided to switch to an 84. I've got two 90 x 110mm stems (one Ritchey Comp and one Easton EM-90) and one Easton EM-90 in a 100mm laying around. All are for 26mm bars. I need to E-bay them one of these days.
Yes I mean 90 degree. I'm use to thinking about stems as being +/- from 90 degrees.
Thanks for the pointer to the X4.
I'm in the market for a new bike and just want to know my stem options before I purchase.
Given the bike I'm considering a 84 degree stem means 25 mm of spacers, a 86 degree means 20 mm, a 0 means 10 mm ...
25 mm of spacers is the maximum I want to run so a 84 degree stem doesn't leave me any room to decrease my drop, unless I flip it.
I should just run a 96 degree and be done with it but I'm a analytical and obsessive person with to much free time.
I second the Thomson X4. I have one, and the quality is great. I will be getting rid of mine to get the X2; I thought the 0 degree rise was correct when I did the calculation, but it appears the -10 degree rise is closer to what I need. I do like the fact that Thomson specifically states that the four bolt set up of the X4 is fine with aluminum or carban bars...
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