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Stem spacing question. Stem rise?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by nowlan, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. nowlan

    nowlan Monkey

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    I know there are specific parts that fit between your top crown and your stem to raise your front end a bit. Would using 1mm - 2mm regular spacers work just as well for this? I know the entire surface area would not be covered underneath but does anyone see any massive issues with using 4 spacers to raise a stem 2mm instead of a hundred dollar part?

    Chris
     
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  2. staike

    staike Monkey

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    I would't trust it. Why not running a spacer underneath the crown?
     
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  3. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Many world cup racers run specific spacers under their stems. Running steertube spacers under your stem can reduce head angle adjustment ability that some people may need.
     
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  4. BigBoi

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    Works makes a spacer for boxxers and can make them for other bikes.
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for but I like mine.

    workscomponents.co.uk
     
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    I would run the spacers under the crown, if your stantions are long enough for what you want to achieve. I've seen tons of bikes come out of the box/shops like that. Especially the new Glory, as the giant direct mount stem isn't big enough to have the spacers running inside it.
     
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  7. nowlan

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    Thanks man.

    I am just curious from an engineering stand point? I cant see why it wouldn' be any less safe then just having the stem on top of the crown.

    I ran it the other night at my local DH trails and I noticed a difference in the steep stuff, felt like I could get over the front of the bike a bit more, and that was only with 1mm spacers. Crazy what makes a difference on these machines.
     
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