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What kinda stem can I use for mtb from 2000? I guess the new ones won't fit right? I would like to get shorter stem for my bike. And different angle. I feel like it's to far for my taste. Thanks.

It's 2000 Specialized StumpJumper FSR XC
 

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The key thing is to measure the clamp diameters of your bars. They're likely 25.4mm (most modern bars are 31.8mm). Then just buy a threadless 1-1/8" stem with the appropriate clamp, and the length and rise you want.

This site is great for seeing what different stems do to your rise and reach:

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net
 

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The key thing is to measure the clamp diameters of your bars. They're likely 25.4mm (most modern bars are 31.8mm). Then just buy a threadless 1-1/8" stem with the appropriate clamp, and the length and rise you want.

This site is great for seeing what different stems do to your rise and reach:

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net
So in theory I can buy 31.8 bar with 1-1/8" stem which has appropriate clamp right?
 

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Those are headset spacers and yes, when you remove and replace your stem you can install them above or below the stem to adjust bar height.
So maximum number of headset spacers is related to the tube from forks am I right? Does anybody cut the top of forks so they don't need spacers on top of the bar? Just wondering...
 

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So maximum number of headset spacers is related to the tube from forks am I right? Does anybody cut the top of forks so they don't need spacers on top of the bar? Just wondering...
I personally cant stand spacers on top of the stem. Find your optimum stem height, figure out how much needs to be trimmed including an eighth for the stem cap, then screw the stem cap bolt into the star fangled nut inside the steerer tube and drive it down some, then carefully trim the tube down. There is a specific too to use as a guide. I use a pipe cutter then dress the cut with a file. You can also use a hose clamp as a guide. Remember, once you hack, you can't go back.
 

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I personally cant stand spacers on top of the stem. Find your optimum stem height, figure out how much needs to be trimmed including an eighth for the stem cap, then screw the stem cap bolt into the star fangled nut inside the steerer tube and drive it down some, then carefully trim the tube down. There is a specific too to use as a guide. I use a pipe cutter then dress the cut with a file. You can also use a hose clamp as a guide. Remember, once you hack, you can't go back.
I was thinking the same. I don't wanna have some big *I'll censored that* on top of my tube.

I was checking a little stems so this one should work right? It's just an example:
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But this one which is made for downhill looks kinda different. This one wouldn't work right?
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The bottom stem is a direct mount for dual crown down hill forks. The stem up top is what you want. Find your length and rise and you're good to go.
 

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The bottom stem is a direct mount for dual crown down hill forks. The stem up top is what you want. Find your length and rise and you're good to go.
I am already checking if I can get something nice. That link from seat boy will help bunch.
No guessing game, you can decide easier with it.
 

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I've got several stems on offer up in PHX. 25.4 and 31.8 like $10.00 each. Don't know if they'll let this post or how you would get to OfferUp in Phoenix but message me and we can work out shipping if
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I don't know if these stems are what you're looking for but I bought a couple just because they were such a good deal and they're nice. Clamp diameter 25.4mm and 100mm Race Face Deus XC for $3.92 on sale from $82.00!

https://blueskycycling.com/products/race-face-deus-xc-stem
thanks for help both of you. This thread is kinda old. I bought quite time ago:

grips NUKEPROOF HORIZON ENDURANCE (SOFT) BLACK
handlebars NUKEPROOF NEUTRON 780x25 MM
stem NUKEPROOF NEUTRON AM 45 MM

Riding a bike with this setup is much much better. I was enjoying the whole summer with this setup. Thanks to those guys which gave me info which I needed few months ago.
 

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thanks for help both of you. This thread is kinda old. I bought quite time ago:

grips NUKEPROOF HORIZON ENDURANCE (SOFT) BLACK
handlebars NUKEPROOF NEUTRON 780x25 MM
stem NUKEPROOF NEUTRON AM 45 MM

Riding a bike with this setup is much much better. I was enjoying the whole summer with this setup. Thanks to those guys which gave me info which I needed few months ago.
I didn't realize the thread was old - glad to hear you got a setup that works well for you. Sounds like a sweet setup!
 
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