My fork's steerer is too long, and I'm going to have my LBS cut it down a little.
Is there a "best practice" when it comes to steerer length / spacers on a threadless setup? Aesthetically, it would seem that there shouldn't be a need for any spacers, and if there needed to be a rise for a better fit (from saddle to bars) that the rise could occur via the stem and/or handlebar selection.
Am I incorrect in this assumption?
One potential flaw with cutting the steerer down super short could be that it wouldn't allow for any variation in height of the headset and stem, right? Or are both of these measurements standardized/universal?
I'm currently running risers, and I have put the stem down lower on the steerer, and everything still feels fine, fit-wise.
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