NOS(?) Salsa P10 DIRT DROP High Rise Quill Stem: 1" x 100mm x 25.4mm - 53 Degree - Black - Retro MTB
The P10 high rise stem is the iconic model that brought Jacquie Phelan and charlie Cunningham's dirt drop craze (via the L.P. stem made famous on Jaquie's bike "Otto") to the mainstream. Ross Shafer was the innovator, and this stem put his company in the spotlight of the crazies who love dirt drop mountain bikes! It is first mentioned by name in the 1993 catalog, though it's seen on show bikes as far back as a 1988 A La' Cart. John Tomac rode his Yeti C-26 & Raleigh Tomac Signature Ti famously as dirt drop setups, though he used a much shallower Tioga stem.
If you want to do a vintage Dirt Drop mtb right, you need this stem. It's also just a stylish way to get your bars way up high without an unsightly adjustable stem or super tall quill.
This appears to be a new old stock stem, though I can't be certain. There is just one set of light zig zag marks from a bar installation inside the clamp, but paint inside is glossy and intact. There's no obvious marks on the quill. The paint is nearly pristine except for some micro-scratches that all NOS Salsa stems get after sitting around a shop. It looks like a bar was test fit or installed and removed before any real miles. Worthy of any show bike. Includes manual/tag
- Steerer: 1"
- Length: 100mm (effective length, measured from center of clamp to invisible line extending the quill bolt at 90 degrees to the quill bolt)
- Bar clamp: 25.4mm
- Angle: 53 degree rise
- Black no logo, silver bolt cap