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Old 06-07-10, 11:19 PM   #1
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Nitto RB-021 Stem length?

Hi everyone!

I'm currently building a fixie on a 53cm Leader 722ts with the RB-021 bullhorns. My question is what stem length should I use to be able to use the whole bar with out straining my shoulders trying to reach the ends/ drop. I'm 5'7" is that helps.
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Old 06-07-10, 11:54 PM   #2
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How far is the stem now?
Does it stress your shoulders now?

When i use my drops i have a 100mm stem

When i use my Drop bullhorns i have 1 80mm stem

When i use my risers/flatbar it is a 75mm or 100mm depending on how my back feels. Or how i want it to feel. Or if im going to school (:
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go into your lbs with your set-up and ask them. looking for fit answers here will only beget more questions later on.
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Old 06-08-10, 04:26 AM   #4
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Ask LBS about the bar height too. So height and length.
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