Raising handle bar stem on Rover?

mrgold35

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I ended up crashing on my RR on a muddy patch on a single track trail and broke two bolts and bent a third bolt that secures my handlebars to the stem. I decide it was a good time to upgrade to the Sunlite 0-60 Degree 95mm Adjustable Stem, Amazon, $32. It is about the same length as the RR fixed stem and I can adjust the handlebar angle up for me (6'3" with a 35-40 degree incline) and down for my wife ( 4'11" at 0 degrees). Just raising handlebars with a longer stem wouldn't work for my wife. I also switch off bikes for my weekly commute to keep the mileage and wear/tear about the same for both bikes. No issues with the brake and control wires after using for almost a month. I did have to add two headset spacer that were 2.5mm thick (5mm total) for the Sunlite stem because it was a touch shorter compared to the RR one.

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Lost

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So with the OEM stem, there is no latitude to raise it up an inch or two.... Bummer. I shall order another, thanks Mr. Gold.
 

Trail Cruiser

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mrgold35

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The XLC Adjustable Stem look just like the Sunlite one I have. I've noticed Amazon can sell the same product under different product names at different prices and shipping dates (I avoid any overseas shipper because returns to China can cost more than the product sometimes). If it is same adjustable stem, I just needed to add two additional spacer which were 2.5mm thick for each spacer for 5mm total. The 10mm spacers might be too thick and you might have to play with the existing spacers along with the 10mm ones to find the right combo.

Amazon spacer I used for $10.22: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CJZBH0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The picture is wrong on Amazon. You get 5 spacers that are 2.5mm thick for each one (you don't get 8 spacers of various thickness like the picture).
 

Lost

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The XLC Adjustable Stem look just like the Sunlite one I have. I've noticed Amazon can sell the same product under different product names at different prices and shipping dates (I avoid any overseas shipper because returns to China can cost more than the product sometimes). If it is same adjustable stem, I just needed to add two additional spacer which were 2.5mm thick for each spacer for 5mm total. The 10mm spacers might be too thick and you might have to play with the existing spacers along with the 10mm ones to find the right combo.

Amazon spacer I used for $10.22: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CJZBH0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The picture is wrong on Amazon. You get 5 spacers that are 2.5mm thick for each one (you don't get 8 spacers of various thickness like the picture).
Ordered, thanks!
I bet no one has the same two Rovers, eh?