Buying new fork and stems. Need help with ergonomics
I really like to cycle for a few hours each day. The problem is i always have back pain. Its probably because i have to bend a lot as my handlebar is a bit low and stem is a bit long xD
So im now going to buy a new fork and stem. I will have to ask a few questions.
1) My XC hard tail bike has 80 mm fork now. Shall i buy a 100mm fork so that i will be a bit more upright position? But that will effect handling and steering, i cant decide.
2) When i buy the new fork, i will have to cut the excessive steering tube. What would happen if i cut it a bit longer than my current fork steering tube? I will then put a few spacers, raise the stem and raise the handlebar. Will this affect handling and steering? Or do i just cut the steering tube same with my current fork tube length and buy a stem with more angle?
Thanks in advance