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What size stem do y'all run?
09/10/18 at 2:08pm
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Marky Mark says keep em long, what do the experts prefer?
  
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Re: What size stem do y'all run?
Reply #1 - 09/10/18 at 2:18pm
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btalley wrote on 09/10/18 at 2:08pm:
Marky Mark says keep em long, what do the experts prefer?

Reverse stem with my 26" and double reverse with the clown wheels. Square with red bike frame. Cheesy
  
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Reply #2 - 09/10/18 at 2:18pm
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Got ripped off on new build it is centered around the 40mm... I prefer anything over 75mm at least usally a 90
  
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Re: What size stem do y'all run?
Reply #3 - 09/10/18 at 6:29pm
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It really depends on how the frame was designed, doesn't it? You can adjust a little +/- for size and handlebar width preference, but some are intended to be super short (Mondraker, etc).
  
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Oh wait, are you just trying to get another debate thread going?
I saw some leaves down at Purser Hulsey, maybe we can talk about what should be done about that instead.
  
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Re: What size stem do y'all run?
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SirNotAppearing wrote on 09/10/18 at 6:29pm:
It really depends on how the frame was designed, doesn't it? You can adjust a little +/- for size and handlebar width preference, but some are intended to be super short (Mondraker, etc).

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SirNotAppearing wrote on 09/10/18 at 6:31pm:
Oh wait, are you just trying to get another debate thread going?
I saw some leaves down at Purser Hulsey, maybe we can talk about what should be done about that instead.

Do you mean bush bait?
  
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btalley wrote on 09/11/18 at 2:00am:

No logic allowed



50mm is the only correct answer. All other responses are wrong.
  
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Reply #7 - 09/12/18 at 12:12pm
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SirNotAppearing wrote on 09/11/18 at 1:03pm:


50mm is the only correct answer. All other responses are wrong.


Unless you're a converted Roadie.  In which case the correct answer is always 120mm...
  
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Reply #8 - 09/12/18 at 1:01pm
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Buy size larger frame, mount handlebar directly to headset. No stem = less weight = more faster
  
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I usually clean out the stems and seeds. All bud for me
  
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Seeds? Are you a time traveler ?
  
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Zakaraia Hermes wrote on 09/12/18 at 6:48pm:
Seeds? Are you a time traveler ?
      Zakaraia Hermes wrote on 09/12/18 at 6:48pm:
Seeds? Are you a time traveler ?

I don't know, I haven't tried any since last century. Has there been a change in quality. (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) l.p.  Wink
  
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Re: What size stem do y'all run?
Reply #12 - 09/13/18 at 12:48pm
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btalley wrote on 09/10/18 at 2:08pm:
Marky Mark says keep em long, what do the experts prefer?


Depends upon the frame, and the fit.

If I need more room I use a longer stem.

Bike handling is less of an issue, as long as you've got enough meat over the front tire.
  
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50 x 35
  
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Reply #14 - 09/13/18 at 7:22pm
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IntheBush wrote on 09/13/18 at 12:48pm:


Depends upon the frame, and the fit.

If I need more room I use a longer stem.

Bike handling is less of an issue, as long as you've got enough meat over the front tire.

Bike handling is irrelevant when you don't ride fast
  
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Reply #15 - 09/13/18 at 11:15pm
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btalley wrote on 09/13/18 at 7:22pm:

Bike handling is irrelevant when you don't ride fast


Bike handling is irrelevant as long as you are Enduro bro
  
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Reply #16 - 09/14/18 at 12:03pm
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btalley wrote on 09/13/18 at 7:22pm:

Bike handling is irrelevant when you don't ride fast


Riding fast is for guys with smaller stems,.  Smiley
  
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Re: What size stem do y'all run?
Reply #17 - 09/14/18 at 12:12pm
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btalley wrote on 09/13/18 at 7:22pm:

Bike handling is irrelevant when you don't ride fast


But you will never ride fast if you cannot handle a bike...  Wink
  
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Reply #18 - 09/14/18 at 11:45pm
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flynbryan19 wrote on 09/14/18 at 12:12pm:


But you will never ride fast if you cannot handle a bike...  Wink

The logic in this statement is pure genius
  
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