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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Any body? Much difference between them?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:00 am 
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Road stems are for 26mm bars compared with mtb bars which are 25.4mm. Other than that no real difference I can see. I'd assume they'd be a bit lighter than the mtb equivalents so wouldn't feel 100% confident using one for any more than light xc use :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:34 am 
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Unless it is a 31.8 clamp and then it is the same. I would say you would have no issues using a road biased stem on an mtb...possibly unless you re doing hardcore DH stuff.
Edit...and yes I have...Thomson 'road' stem on ss build with wide bars and plently of mashing with no issues


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:36 am 
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That's good then as bought one.
Thanks for words of wisdom :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:10 pm 
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I'm using a Race Face Cadence road stem on my Dave Yates MTB ~ it's fine................................................. so far! :lol:

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You can see it, just about, in this pic.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:47 pm 
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:lol: I see it

I bought this as i wanted a carbon stem :oops: Now thinking go OS bar as looks better on a fat tube frame like mine? :oops:


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