Quill Stem

The Xtracycle has a quill stem with an old school design that really limits the type of bars I can run. Recently I've been thinking about throwing this little ditty on there to even the playing field between modern components and mid '90s bike technology.

This would allow me to play with different stem lengths and angles, plus I can try out different bars. Right now I'm strongly considering putting the H-Bars on the Xtracycle and moving the Nitto North Roads over to my new Cross Check build. Either way, this adapter would play the part of transition. For the price, I'm not sure there's a better option. Anyone ever try one of these?

Get out there.

1 comment:

  1. These adapters work fine. The adapters are available for both 1" and 1 1/8" sizes. Make sure that you get the right one. The only down side to using the adapter and a modern stem is aesthetics.