Stem length and handlebar path

Shorter stems usually create a more functional riding position, which is awesome.

Here’s another benefit of shorter stems: A simpler handlebar path.


If you’re between sizes for a new frame, I suggest going with the longer frame and a shorter stem.


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  1. MarkS says:

    The nerdy engineer in me wants to necropost that another often overlooked feature WRT the longer stem Is a larger twisting force against the forks, front wheel, front tire sideal/contact patch, and so on. Not everyone has Rockshox Pike forks and/or 35mm inner width carbon rims, etc. Just one more thing to consider ….

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