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    What degree is your stem?

    I am curious what degree stem people have on their cx bike compared to your mountain and/or road bike and if you have any spacers under it.

    I was running a Salsa 0 degree stem with no spacers but just found a sweet scandium Salsa stem that is 80/100. Seems like 80 might be a little low so might put a few spacers under it. Heard in cross it is good to have your stem up a little higher to put your weight on the rear of your bike. This would probably help especially when climbing on my single speed. I am running a 86/94 on my road bike. Thoughts?

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    My stem is ridiculous. I think it's 45 degrees:



    This is what comes of going into the LBS for a fitting! It is comfortable though. I didn't race it before the fit, so I can't say how the higher stem compares for race handling except that it worked for me.

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    10 degree thomson

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