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06-25-09, 06:50 AM
.....low rise bars with a 120mm stem? The stock setup on my 08 rockhopper was just too short in the cockpit for me. I did the switch to a ritchey pro logic 120 stem and low rise RF evolve xc bars I had in my parts box. Seems a little less responsive, but I guess that is to be expected. But if it fits, what other options are there?
06-25-09, 07:50 AM
yeah the longer stem changes the handling and makes it less responsive like you said,
your other option is a seatpost with more setback and/or sliding your seat back, but this changes you pedal over spindle distance, but i'd find that preferable to a really long stem, you could also put a 110 on their and compromise little bit longer stem, little more setback
What was the orig. length? I have found that a little bit goes a long way in the realm of stem length.
06-25-09, 12:43 PM
I didn't measure. 50-70 or so. In fact I'm not even sure the one I put on is a 120, might be 100. All I know is after all last year and this year finding the cockpit cramped, I finally put one I had on lying around to try it out. The bike fits fine otherwise, but I have long arms and like to be more stretched out. I guess I will just try it for a while and see how things go. It may even be a bit long.
I have a 90mm x 6 OS Easton that I would trade for a 70mm Specialized stem as long as the bar diameter is OS. (31.8mm)
never ever ever change your saddle position to compensate for reach
anyone who fits bikes will tell you this
06-25-09, 09:24 PM
Sheesh. I guess I'm just kinda old school or got way too used to '90's race geometry. I've got a 130mm stems on both MTB's.
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