Topload Vs. Frontload

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11/6/2015 6:37 PM

so im building my new bike and i don't know if i should get a frontload stem or a topload stem, i usually ride front, but i rode my friends top once...and idk, just want to know the pros and cons for both


11/6/2015 8:02 PM

Front load is easier.


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11/6/2015 8:39 PM

IMO top load looks a lot better and feel better


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11/6/2015 9:52 PM

Doesn't effect anything.

10" bars on an 8mm X 53mm front load will feel the same as 9" bars on a 33mm X 53mm topload.

I personally run topload so I don't need excessively huge bars, and I think it looks cleaner and makes it easier to install bars.


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11/7/2015 1:53 PM

Top load are higher. There's no real difference, it's all down to personal preference really, like how high or low do you like your bars. But I don't see the point in getting a front load then massive bars to compensate, or having a big stack of hset spacers.