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    A Longer Stem?

    Okay, I'm riding on a road bike with semi-compact geometry (large size) and a 130mm stem. I still feel like my posture is still too upright even with adjusting the dropbars lower. Is it possible I need an even longer stem??? Or am I supposed to bend my elbows at a 90 degree angle everytime I ride to get a bit more aero?? Thanks for the advice in advance!

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    A photo of your bike setup would be helpful, show the full profile of the bike.

    If you need more than 130 mm of stem then your frame is too small.
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    Too upright when you're in the drops? As opposed to getting a longer stem you can always flip it so it angles downward instead of upward or get one with a sharper angle.

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    Taki, I have the biggest frame Surly makes for the LHT (touring frame) and I felt the same as you. I'm 6'5" and long in the upper body. I put on a 150mm Oval stem and it was the best thing I did. I am so mush more comfortable now. I also put a Thomson seat post offset 1" between the two I am now a comfortable on long rides. Go for it, you can always Ebay it back if it does not work out

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