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    Zero Degree Stem?

    Does this exist? Or what is the least +/-?

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    A zero degree stem will have about 17 degrees of rise when you put it on your bike.

    A stem that is parallel to the ground is called a -17 degree stem.

    Just about any thing between -17 and +30 is possible to find. (And if you want to go really low, you can always install a high-rise stem upside down too.)

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    To know if it will truly be zero degree you need to know your head tube angle as well if you want it to be parallel with the ground. -17 will be parallel with a 73 degree head angle (17+73=90).

    For example one my frames has a 72 degree head angle and as previous poster mentioned there aren't many beyond -17, though there are some I think, I believe the Deda Pista is though I don't remember off the top of my head.

    If you want a stem with no rise, ie it will come out perpendicular to whatever the head angle is there are plenty of stems like that, though I think most of them are mountain bike stems but a Thomson X4 is available like that to name one.

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    Thomson X-4 is available in zero rise (as depicted by the stem and no relation to what your head angle may be) and so is the Easton EA90. FSA carbon Plasma (integrated bar/stem) is also a zero degree rise stem.

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    3t........ And a nice one at that..

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=28232

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikagsd
    Fat tire Fred....you are the bike god of the universe and unless someone agrees with your reasoning they are just plain stupid

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    Salsa makes a zero degree road stem too

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    As does Ritchey.

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    A 17 degree stem is only a zero degree rise if the bike has a 73 degree head tube angle. I suspect the OP is looking for a 0 degree rise stem (so it is perpendicular to the steerer).

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