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 Post subject: Re: 150mm road stem
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:50 am 
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It's weird they don't make him a custom frame with short Ht. Good point above about the Sram vs Shimano setups. I also think HT angle can be a big factor like I said above. Some frames like BMC have slack HT angles. And finally, yes it's totally individual preference. I know a lot of people swear by 110mm stems.


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 Post subject: Re: 150mm road stem
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:10 am 
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Taller rider longer stem and seat-post that's just how it works normally.
I'm always on 135-140 nowadays but long time ago when trying to
squeeze in on a 58 frame (Italian fitting) I used 150 mm Ti stem with custom angle
that I had ordered from an Spanish company EDR (that is long gone).

But the steering got sluggish and when standing up for a sprint or steep climb
the weight balance got to far forward and rear wheel would slip.
Others that have tried the same length have the same experience.

Only go for extremely long stem if you are stuck with a overly short frame.
I know that Canyon used to have ridiculously short frames in large sizes
and the new "comfort-endurance-roubaix" bikes are really short to with TALL headtubes.
So I can see a need for a long stem with negative angles for sure.

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I also wish to suggest handlebars with longer reach for those who don't already have this. I ride a ‘short’ 130mm stem because my bars are 100mm reach instead of the typical 80-90mm. I find it looks better as well. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 150mm road stem
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I prefer short reach compact bars. When positioned by the drops, the bar top is lower and farther out. So when I am on the bar tops on climbs my torso is a little lower.


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