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Old 09-18-10, 01:45 AM   #1
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Bullhorns and stem length

I usually run a 130mm stem with drops and risers. I've never tried bullhorns but I want a set pronto. Do any of you run a shorter stem with them? If so, by how many mm?

I'll be using Deda Crononero:

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I use a 110mm stem when I use my drops and I have a 100mm for my bullhorns.

Maybe try the same length first and go from there?
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i had an 80mm with drops, now have 70mm with bullhorns
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I have a 90mm stem sittinghere that is the right angle but it's a little ratty. I'll try it out but thought I might just get a shorter stem same time as the bars.
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I run the same 90mm/100mm stems I run with road drops. I tried a 70mm, but it was just too short and when I was riding the horns, made me feel like I was too far over the steering axis. Not sure if I'm describing that right, but it just felt off.
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I used the same stem when I had bullhorns. Compare the bars' reach to see if you need a new stem
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I have the same length with my drops and bullhorns.
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90mm for drops, 70mm for bullhorns.
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