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Does slamming the stem have an effect on riding?
     
April 8, 2017 08:52 AM
C0D3-X
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Makes you 23,765% faster
     
April 8, 2017 01:08 PM
Karl
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
289 posts
45 bikes
nope, unless you're sooo aero[img]/f/db0909644f_1.jpg[/img]
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April 8, 2017 03:01 PM
moose
From: southern california
475 posts
6 bikes
Its dumb dont do it
     
April 8, 2017 03:17 PM
ghostridethewhip
From: bay area
500 posts
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Eventually fucks you over in one way or another
     
April 8, 2017 05:38 PM
Deluxe
From: Portland, Oregon
224 posts
14 bikes
Slamabama
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April 9, 2017 01:56 AM
Makes you become a professional cyclist
     
April 10, 2017 11:01 PM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
Yep and pedalroom is full of slam that stem pros
     
April 11, 2017 12:25 PM
ghostridethewhip
From: bay area
500 posts
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Wait, pedalroom is against slamming that stem now? What's next, riding bikes with brakes?
     
April 18, 2017 12:02 AM
Lol, it's ok. I can't take 97% of people (average riders) who slam their stem in general whether that'd be in person or the internet.
     
April 18, 2017 02:16 AM
yourframeandfocus
From: 420 Upinya Ave.
113 posts
8 bikes
It's all about the jag with risers
     
April 20, 2017 09:09 PM
guslesaffre
From: Portland
90 posts
4 bikes
A sensible slam (not necessarily all the way to the crown) is obviously the visually correct choice, why I do it on almost all my bikes. I put riding position second, determined to fit anything from 53cm to 59cm. As if riding bikes was the reason I built them.
     
April 20, 2017 09:24 PM
Karl
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
289 posts
45 bikes
A slammed stem is all the way to the top of the headset. No spacers, no nothing. Sensible goes out the window. Get this if you're an actual pro.

https://www.certifiedslammed.com/produc...
     
April 22, 2017 02:47 AM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
419 posts
45 bikes
Sensible, to me, meant not being a dumbass and buying a slamthatstem cover. Sorry if that was unclear :)
     
April 22, 2017 09:42 AM
Karl
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
289 posts
45 bikes
The ideal stem length is 75mm +25 with 40mm of spacers underneath.
     
April 30, 2017 08:41 PM
riceboy
From: SF Bay Area, CA
342 posts
12 bikes
The ideal stem length is whatever works best with your body proportions, ya shitcunts.
     
May 4, 2017 04:03 PM
^^^^^ +1 ^^^^^
     
May 4, 2017 05:13 PM
ghostridethewhip
From: bay area
500 posts
0 bikes
Slam your stem and ride like you mean it. You probably don't drive a sports car, make your bike fast/look fast/feel fast. Its not a fkn' couch.
     
May 5, 2017 04:19 AM
njs-registry
From: San Francisco, CA
15 posts
2 bikes
My body proportions only work with sensible slammed stems
     
May 5, 2017 12:10 PM
Karl
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
289 posts
45 bikes
I'm in club slammed seat post all the way
     
May 8, 2017 08:54 PM
bonehamma
From: Denver, CO
18 posts
2 bikes
Weld tubes to your fork. Any where below the headset. Awesomeness.
     
August 16, 2017 10:50 PM
40degreerake
From: Milwaukee, Wi
126 posts
2 bikes
Fit to your body, not to instagram lol.
     
August 17, 2017 05:07 AM
Bwillam459
From: Portland Oregon
25 posts
2 bikes
     
July 10, 2018 04:07 AM
sickdude
From: 210 TEXAS
153 posts
10 bikes
More stiff and over the bars/front axle if u need as well IMO
     
July 10, 2018 04:09 AM
sickdude
From: 210 TEXAS
153 posts
10 bikes
If you are on a frame that fits and has a sensible geometry i.e. taller headtube and you don’t mind being in a sporty position and you have a saddle that allows you to get low and be comfortable and you are flexible and you don’t mind having your head down a little bit and your bars don’t have too much drop then you may slam dat stem. Otherwise throw a couple mm of spacers on there ya douche.
     
July 14, 2018 12:39 AM

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