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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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    Quote Originally Posted by etw View Post
    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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