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    Senior Member piratelove's Avatar
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    Determining stem length

    I currently have a 120mm stem, which I'm beginning to think is a little bit long for me. What's the best way to figure out what I should be using? Just try a bunch of different stems? Go down in 10mm increments?

    I don't really have alot of $ to spend on trying a bunch of stuff, but I'm guessing that's probably what it's going to take. Anyways, any ideas?

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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Find a cool LBS that will let you buy a cheap stem to try, and trade in and out for other cheap stems. When you find the length you like, buy a nice stem that size (if you want to).
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