My commuter/all around bike came with a short stem. I didn't think too much about it until this week. I have had neck and back issues for a long time and this bike seemed to stretch me out just a shade too much. Not to the point of agony or anything just seemed a bit off so I replace that stem for an adjustable unit this afternoon and the ride at least when I took it around the block seems much better. I'll be able to tell more on my ride to work in the morning but I think its gonna be a good bit more comfy. I can still use the drops if I want but since I usually ride the hoods and the top of the bars I'm not too concerned about it.