Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:05 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:08 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21466
Any body? Much difference between them?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:00 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:21 pm
Posts: 824
Location: County Antrim
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:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:34 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:35 am
Posts: 12267
Location: Penarth
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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:36 am 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21466
That's good then as bought one.
Thanks for words of wisdom :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:10 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:49 pm
Posts: 3212
Location: Bracknell,East Berkshire.
I'm using a Race Face Cadence road stem on my Dave Yates MTB ~ it's fine................................................. so far! :lol:

Image

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:47 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21466
: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:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: T'boo Ted and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group