I'm currently running a pair of clip-on aerobars (Syntace C2) on my long distance touring bike. I've set the aerobars up quite high, as for me they are not so much about the aero-part (though it still helps when battling strong headwinds), but mostly about giving my wrists some rest and a change of posture. So far, I really like them.
However, I feel like I could benefit from a bit more reach when riding on the flat bar, so I'm thinking about changing out the stem for a slightly longer one with a bit less rise. This is where the trouble starts, since that would bring the aero's way to far away from the saddle. In fact, they could already benefit from a slightly shorter stem.
Thus it seems like a double stem setup (such as some TD racers use) would solve this problem. 1 short stem up high for the aero's, and 1 long stem for the flats. However, the part of the steerer which sticks out is only 68mm.
- Any suggestions for stems with a very low stack height (< 35mm) would be appreciated.
- Would it be safe to run a double stem setup with conventional stems (with stack height of, say, 40mm). The lower stem would grab the steerer tube full-on, but the upper stem would stick out for 10mm or more.
- Something like this (link) would help a lot, but they seem to be out of production. Does anyone know of an alternative?
- Perhaps someone has a different suggestion?