I swiped some parts off this bike in order to ride my other bike (pedals, risers). So I threw on these drops so I could park it up against my wall. I thought it looked pretty cool. Has anyone ever rode a 50mm stem w/ drops. I mean most of you guys are giants so probably not, but what about the smaller guys? BTW, this bike is a 52 and i'm 5'7". Just thought I would throw in some stats to see if it's even plausible. Should i call up Mythbusters?
I don't understand the problem. Why do you ask as if it's odd to have a short stem and drops? Do you have trouble reaching the drops?
I don't have any problem w/ the reach. I've just sat on it like that. I had a
90mm Jag stem on another bike, but never a 50mm w/ drops. I did ride it w/ risers and the 50mm stem. Maybe i'll go for a spin. I've just never seen a bike set up w/ a shorty stem and drops before. That's all.
Having a short stem with drops is fine. Having a short stem and setback seatpost seems a little silly though.
Tell me ab it.
OP, I was using a 70mm w bullhorns for ab 12 miles. Too cramped so I went to a 90mm. However, I found the best stem for my drops is a bit on the shorter side. I like 80mm with drops regardless of tt length.