6 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
As we all get olderstiffer, raising the bars is a nice antidote to stiff necks and backs and shoulders and such. While a bit on the heavy side, this stem provides a nice tool for dialing in a friendlier bar position before buying a new fixed stem, particularly if one rides legacy gear with dimensions which are sufficiently unfashionable that most available stems also require new bars.
Note that the description Over 45 degrees of height adjustment in either direction. is rather poorly worded. Height adjustment is of course not measured in degrees, but in mm.
The range of angle adjustment then is not 45 degrees in either direction from the horizontal, the customary reference, but from the angle of the head tube, leaving a bit less than 30 degrees of adjustment upwards for typical road bike geometry, the max amount of height change upwards is then the length of the stem from the pivot point to the bar center times the sin of the angle from horizontal, i.e. a bit less than 0.5 x (stem length - 30).
In any event I just wound up cranking it up all the way, in the spirit of if a little bit is good, more is better. I found this stem rock solid once mounted, consistent with reviews found elsewhere.
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