How many spacers do you think under the stem would look the best in terms of aesthetics, not regarding to the functionality or to the engineering?
If you think the answers will be different depending on the size of the frame, then please tell me the size and the spacer height together.
For example, like the below.
All size : 10~15mm
48~52 size : 10mm spacers
54~58 size : 20mm spacers
and so on...
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what looks good with one frame+stem combination could look worse with another
personally i'm with jever98 on this
You can always experiment with position but it can take a few rides to adjust.
Personally I think if you stretched out and not got any muscles etc squashed the better.
I personally slam my stem on both my bikes. I don't even use a dust cover . I don't think slamming is for everyone even Armstrong used spacers.
Ok if you have a really really small frame like many Pros have then some of them are even obliged to have some spacers, especially the tall riders.
And in terms of efficiency it is doesn’t help to have a slammed stem and then not being able to ride aero. If you back/ fitness doesn’t cope with a slammed stem, then you should not do it.
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To my eye- A shorter stem does not look as bad with say 20-25mm of spacers under it. A longer stem looks funny with a bunch of spacers under it.
But in general I would say 15mm as a max (for aesthetics)- but less is better.
Also- A bike looks better with a 15mm topcap and 1cm spacer than an 8mm topcap and 17-20mm of spacers.
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