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    High angle, threadless stem, 25.4 clamp diameter?

    My girlfriend just bought a bike. This is the first in her adult life. She's encountering the same problem that a lot of tall women do: hugely long legs, shorter arms, and a proportional torso. This added up to her needing the largest frame we could find with the shortest stem in the shop! She's dead set on putting a Soma Arc bar which has a clamp diameter of 25.4. The stock bar is normal oversize. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a stem with significant positive rise, 1 1/8" steerer tube, 25.4 or 26 (I already have shims) clamp diameter, with a short extension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanPrimitive
    My girlfriend just bought a bike. This is the first in her adult life. She's encountering the same problem that a lot of tall women do: hugely long legs, shorter arms, and a proportional torso. This added up to her needing the largest frame we could find with the shortest stem in the shop! She's dead set on putting a Soma Arc bar which has a clamp diameter of 25.4. The stock bar is normal oversize. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a stem with significant positive rise, 1 1/8" steerer tube, 25.4 or 26 (I already have shims) clamp diameter, with a short extension?
    Not sure about just how short of an extension you're looking for, but this comes in a 90mm and the 26.0 clamp version seems to meet your other criteria:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...x?SSAID=332695

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    The stem on my avatar might be an option if you would prefer not to go the adjustable route. It's a Bontrager with a 40 degree rise:

    http://bontrager.com/model/07828
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    The stem on my avatar might be an option if you would prefer not to go the adjustable route. It's a Bontrager with a 40 degree rise:

    http://bontrager.com/model/07828
    It looks like that stem is only available with a 31.8mm bar clamp. The OP needed a 25.4 or 26 clamp diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352
    It looks like that stem is only available with a 31.8mm bar clamp. The OP needed a 25.4 or 26 clamp diameter.
    True, I forgot to add in the part about the shim

    http://www.ebikestop.com/problem_sol...gth-SM5317.php
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Look for a older Mountain bike 1 1/8 threadless stem as 25.4 was the standard bar size.

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    Just resolved that problem @ Niagra Cycle works

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    Sweet! There's a lot of win here. . . and here and here and here. Niagara Cycle Works was a great suggestion.

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