Mountain Biking - Stem question
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I am tall, but most of my height is in my legs. Last year I purchased a Rockhopper. The size is great for my leg length, but I feel stretched out and a bit out of balance and feel that more weight is on my arms than I would like. I am thinking of going with a shorter stem. I believe the current length is 80mm.
Would the shorter stem solve my problem? Any suggestions as to length? Would an angled stem also be an option? I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
If nobody has any thoughts I'll probably just get something a bit shorter and experiment.
11-20-12, 10:21 PM
How tall are you? What size frame is your rockhopper?
11-21-12, 07:04 PM
Frame is 23, I am 6'4"
Frame may be a bit too big.
11-21-12, 08:42 PM
Shorter stem, taller bar, or both. It's fun to experiment.
11-23-12, 09:41 AM
Try a shorter stem, but I wouldn't go much past 60-70mm to start.
You might also try working out your core. It will let you stay in a more aggressive position longer.
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