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Old 04-17-11, 06:13 PM   #1
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2007 trek1000 stem replacement

I bought a used 2007 56cm trek1000. My height is 5'8 and I rock a short torso/long legs combo. I should be riding a 54cm, but it was a good deal ($200, good condition). As a result, my lower back hurts and I think it's b/c I'm over-stretching/over-reaching. I've read that getting a shorter stem will minimize my problem, but I'm not sure what I should get. I have a small budget and little experience so I was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction as to what I should get. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-11, 07:41 PM   #2
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Mountain bike stems can come in smaller lengths, for less money then road stems. Try cross lake sales, I saw some there for 10$. Now you you need to know 3 things, bar size, fork stearer tube size, current stem angle and length. If you have a 100 or 110 try a shorter one. I recommend an angled one (7%) that way if you feel to low you can turn it upside down and raise your bar.
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