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Old 11-20-12, 07:34 AM   #1
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Stem question

I am tall, but most of my height is in my legs. Last year I purchased a Rockhopper. The size is great for my leg length, but I feel stretched out and a bit out of balance and feel that more weight is on my arms than I would like. I am thinking of going with a shorter stem. I believe the current length is 80mm.

Would the shorter stem solve my problem? Any suggestions as to length? Would an angled stem also be an option? I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
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If nobody has any thoughts I'll probably just get something a bit shorter and experiment.
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How tall are you? What size frame is your rockhopper?
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Frame is 23, I am 6'4"
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Frame is 23, I am 6'4"
Frame may be a bit too big.
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Shorter stem, taller bar, or both. It's fun to experiment.
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Try a shorter stem, but I wouldn't go much past 60-70mm to start.

You might also try working out your core. It will let you stay in a more aggressive position longer.
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