DDD 008 – Slam that stem

Do what you will on your winter bike.  Run all the spacers you want on either side of your stem. The rules don’t apply.  On a summer rig however, that 2-5mm spacer between the top of the stem and top cap looks low rent.  It looks bush.  This is a proper expander bolt that doesn’t get machined with a metal lip that sits on top of steerer tube.  If you have that lip, you need a spacer for the headset to function properly.  So now all you need is a top cap to complete the transformation, and voila – stem slammed.