Got a 90mm Raceface Deus XC in black. It's done two rides only. Bar clamp is 31.8mm.
I measured it up and while it's 40mm, a 35mm steerer length will go beyond both clamp bolts and be just right for fitting a top cap directly, especially if it's a deep one like a Hope.
£15 to you, sir.
I'd really need to see a pic of it and where the bolts sit exactly
i have a number of stems and theose arent suitable due to the bottom bolt being raised slightly so therefore the upper bolt sits higher than i need.TBH 40 mm is a bit more than i was hoping for.Maybe 38 but at a push
There is not a lot to play with here im dead on 35mm so a 2mm gap on top for the compression is fine,5 mm though it sounds tiny is actually a lot for this build.
But a pic would help
me make up my mind
These have a short stack height, 35mm and are available in 90mm and 110mm:http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=59606
CRC were doing them for £10 about a month ago in the sale. Back up to £40 now. If your not in a hurry I'd keep an eye on it to see if they drop the price again.
This would have been ideal and typically i did look at them on planetX and on-one when they were reduced.
Hindsight eh ?
Found this .Bit longer than i wanted but the top tube is slightly shorter than im used to so maybe it will do http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FSA-XC-150-XT ... 19d31cb7e5
Thinking about it, I don't think it would matter if the stem was slightly longer, 5mm or so, than the exposed steerer.
Your top cap would sit straight on the stem and if the stem has two steerer clamp bolts, one top, one bottom, there's enough "meat" around them to spread the clamping force, so that a little overhang shouldn't cause a problem.
Top cap does need at least 2mm so the underside of it doesnt bind against the top of the tube.undersides are rarely totally flat,theres nearly always a curve
The top bolt then causes the problem by deforming the top of the steerer and that makes that bolt pretty useless.It really needs solid to grip safely on.
I am intending to use something like hopes head doctor though there are other makes that are far longer.I can get on at nearly 50mm[or is it 40
] so it sits far enough down and fills the tube to prevent it deforming.
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