How to know whether the stem is reversible?

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  1. For a threadless stem -- can I reverse any stem I have? Or, some stems are reversible while others
    have only one mounting position? What can be the reason for that?

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    > For a threadless stem -- can I reverse any stem I have? Or, some stems are reversible while others
    > have only one mounting position? What can be the reason for that?

    Technically, any stem for a threadless steerer is reversible. However, some look like shit
    when flipped.

    For example, the 3T Mutant looks like a raging hard-on when flipped.

    Ugliest damn stem I've ever seen.

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    "Konstantin Shemyak" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > For a threadless stem -- can I reverse any stem I have? Or, some stems are reversible while others
    > have only one mounting position? What can be the reason for that?

    All threadless stems can be flipped over. Some of them have aesthetic issues when flipped -
    lettering upside down, handlebar bolt in an unsightly place - but functionally, go right ahead and
    reverse it!

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