Tom Boonen’s (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) – how to position a stem on a carbon steerer

Cycling News.com have a lovely picture [courtesy and Copyright sram.com] of Boonens stem set-up:

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) Recently Replaced His Temporary FSA Stem With This 140mm-long Zipp Service Course SL Model.

A picture is worth a 1000 words – notice the careful use of spacers – one above as well as below to spread the load on the carbon steerer.  Many manufactures stipulate this but its often not put into action when you look at carbons’ these days. To not do this makes me think about www.bustedcarbon.com  – yikes.

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