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Old 06-25-09, 06:50 AM
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.....low rise bars with a 120mm stem? The stock setup on my 08 rockhopper was just too short in the cockpit for me. I did the switch to a ritchey pro logic 120 stem and low rise RF evolve xc bars I had in my parts box. Seems a little less responsive, but I guess that is to be expected. But if it fits, what other options are there?

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yeah the longer stem changes the handling and makes it less responsive like you said,

your other option is a seatpost with more setback and/or sliding your seat back, but this changes you pedal over spindle distance, but i'd find that preferable to a really long stem, you could also put a 110 on their and compromise little bit longer stem, little more setback
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Old 06-25-09, 08:27 AM
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What was the orig. length? I have found that a little bit goes a long way in the realm of stem length.
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Old 06-25-09, 12:43 PM
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I didn't measure. 50-70 or so. In fact I'm not even sure the one I put on is a 120, might be 100. All I know is after all last year and this year finding the cockpit cramped, I finally put one I had on lying around to try it out. The bike fits fine otherwise, but I have long arms and like to be more stretched out. I guess I will just try it for a while and see how things go. It may even be a bit long.
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I have a 90mm x 6 OS Easton that I would trade for a 70mm Specialized stem as long as the bar diameter is OS. (31.8mm)
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never ever ever change your saddle position to compensate for reach
anyone who fits bikes will tell you this
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Sheesh. I guess I'm just kinda old school or got way too used to '90's race geometry. I've got a 130mm stems on both MTB's.
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