I have been riding my new bike for about a week now and I am pretty sure I need a new stem. The bike is a 20" and the stem is a 110mm. When I am going fast/on any semi-technical questions I have no problems with my grip on the bars. But, when I am on long rides I keep finding myself naturally resting my hands on the grips right behind my fingers9dont know the name of that part of my hand). If I stay down were Im supposed to be my back starts to hurt after a while. I was thinking of moving to a 90mm stem so i am on the bars where I am supposed to be and more comfortable. Am I going to lose any handling characteristics by moving to a shorter stem? The frame fits me fine, but the stem is just a wee bit too long for my comfort on long rides. I am probably going to keep the same rise, but just make it shorter. Does this make sense?
Also, unfortunately, there are no stems at my work that I can just throw on and test out. There are plenty of stems, just nothing that will work with my bars(I beleive 31.8mm). Does it seem advisable to just order one up and try it out? I figure since im getting a new one Im going to upgrade as well
Thanks for any info you may be able to enlighten me with.