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    Anything wrong with......

    .....low rise bars with a 120mm stem? The stock setup on my 08 rockhopper was just too short in the cockpit for me. I did the switch to a ritchey pro logic 120 stem and low rise RF evolve xc bars I had in my parts box. Seems a little less responsive, but I guess that is to be expected. But if it fits, what other options are there?

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    yeah the longer stem changes the handling and makes it less responsive like you said,

    your other option is a seatpost with more setback and/or sliding your seat back, but this changes you pedal over spindle distance, but i'd find that preferable to a really long stem, you could also put a 110 on their and compromise little bit longer stem, little more setback

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    What was the orig. length? I have found that a little bit goes a long way in the realm of stem length.

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    I didn't measure. 50-70 or so. In fact I'm not even sure the one I put on is a 120, might be 100. All I know is after all last year and this year finding the cockpit cramped, I finally put one I had on lying around to try it out. The bike fits fine otherwise, but I have long arms and like to be more stretched out. I guess I will just try it for a while and see how things go. It may even be a bit long.
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    I have a 90mm x 6 OS Easton that I would trade for a 70mm Specialized stem as long as the bar diameter is OS. (31.8mm)

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    never ever ever change your saddle position to compensate for reach
    anyone who fits bikes will tell you this

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    Sheesh. I guess I'm just kinda old school or got way too used to '90's race geometry. I've got a 130mm stems on both MTB's.
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