Hi everyone: I found the forum doing research on the angle of the stem. I found a good post with lots of info related to the pros and cons of high, low, long and short. We have got some killer hills up here and I ride on most dirt roads so I got a lower angle and longer stem. I now find I can get more of my body towards the front of the bike going up hills which is easier than before. I am looking forward to reading and keeping informed on all sorts of bike issues.