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    685 vs 711

    Is there really a difference is handling between the two when bend, upsweep, rise and stem length are the same? I am looking at Easton Haven and EA70 and run a 90 mm stem.

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    to me there was a big difference going from 685 to 720 so im gonna vote yes.

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    There will be. When you go from 685 to 711, try 20-30mm shorter stem so that you don't feel too stretched out.
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    6 feet tall with a 31 inch inseam

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackHound
    There will be. When you go from 685 to 711, try 20-30mm shorter stem so that you don't feel too stretched out.
    Lucky for me, I am built like a chimp. Long torso and arms and short legs. I have to ride mediums because of standover but need to be a little more stretched out. The bike came with 640 bars and a 90 mm stem, so I feel a little cramped. I don't really want to go with a longer stem. So I will probably go with 685 bars and adjust the stem if necessary.

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