Old 05-02-21, 03:22 AM
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I just rebuilt a bike and the stem is 6 deg. by 100mm. I first tried the stem with a 6 deg. drop and thought maybe it was a bit too low for me. The next day I flipped it for 6 deg. upward. I knew ahead of doing this that I like the looks of neutral angle on a stem but am more concerned about the comfort/fit. I did not like the look or my position on the bike with the upward angle and switched back to the negative, but with one more spacer below and one less above the stem. It just works better for me. I think trial and error is the way to find what works for you.
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