Our buddy Keaton down in Albuquerque at DOOM Bars announced these nifty Mini Accessory Shims for all 22.2mm diameter hadlebars. So now if you want to run a rigid clamp for a light, or a computer, or things like aero bars, you can! These will work with all 31.8mm accessory clamp items, at 2cm wide at the clamp area, with a nice 5mm bevel on either side, feature DOOM laser etching, and retail for $30. Check out more at DOOM Bars.
⌀22.2mm or 7/8″ bars were all they had back during the genesis of the almighty MOUNTAINBIKE. Riders would take the entire cockpit off their dirtbikes and flat track racers: Magura L363.20 bars, Magura brake/clutch levers, and even Magura grips, mounting them to SR or Cinelli quill stems. A lot has changed since the late 1970s but one thing remains: people love these small-diameter clamp bars for their mountain cruisers, klunkers, hardtails, and rigid MTBs. You know, the bikes that get ridden super hard!
Paul Component Engineering offers their normal Boxcar stem in a ⌀22.2mm clamp, but today they announced a 6-bolt faceplate Boxcar Limited stem ($147.50 – $166.50).
John got his hands on one before the drop and has some photos and thoughts below…