||03-18-14 03:57 AM
Originally Posted by Fiery
What do you hope to gain by downsizing?
You already have a good length stem for stable handling and proper weight distribution; your spacer stack is not extremely tall, but it's not really short either - adding more spacers in combination with a longer stem would only serve to decrease front end stiffness and increase stress on the steerer tube; looks wise, a longer seat post is considered more attractive but a spacer stack with a long stem just screams "frame too small" to me; as for weight saving, you could save as much or more grams by going for a different paint job. The only positive I can see is a slight increase in comfort from the longer seat post. In my opinion, it's not worth it.
yes, you make some very good points, particularly about bikes with more post and tall steerer stack screaming 'too small' I don't want to run the steerer any lower and wound have to add at least one spacer to be in the same place due to 5mm shorter head tube on 50cm. The stem I have is plenty long enough @120
mm. I may stick with 52cm. Thanks.