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    Aheadset adjustment - HELP!

    Hi there,

    Hoping for some advice Please. I've been given a 2001 Specialized M4 Stumpjumper that has had most of its components replaced. The problem is, it is currently running a 6 degree rise 1300mm stem that just feels too low when I ride (Original spec is 120mm 10 degree rise.). I feel like I'm craning my neck up all the time and feel that if I were only an inch or so higher this would help enormously. If it is an aheadset setup and the fork steerer has been cut to size, I can't use spacers, can I? So, is the only option buying a new set of forks and leaving more steere length so I can fit some spacers for more height?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Getting a short high riser stem is your least expensive option.
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    It sounds like you'd benefit from a (possibly much) shorter stem. Check out a few 70-100mm. With more rise if you want as well. Stems aren't that expensive and it'll certainly put you further back and more upright.

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    For severe sizing problems (your bike is too small), try a Delta stem riser with a 80 to 90mm stem on it. This can add a bit of weight, but it is very beneficial.

    A severe angle UP stem from Dimension can work fairly well by itself.

    The Tom Ritchey adjustable stem also works.

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