I recently switched from a 90mm, 10-degree stem to a 70mm, 6-degree stem and am very happy with how this has enabled a slight but helpful change in my body position and balance on the bike. Since making the switch I've been contemplating a question: Are straight and angled stems configured to have the same reach? In other words, is the distance from the center of the handlebar to the center of the steerer tube on a 0-degree (90 degree) 70mm stem the same as an angled 70mm stem? I've been looking at the Hope 70mm stems, which are configured as either 0-degree or 25-degree. If the reach is the same for both, having the upward rise afforded by the 25-degree angle could be of benefit on my rig as I'd remove a few headset spacers to offset the rise, but I am a little leery of the idea that the 70mm, 25-degree stem might produce a shorter reach than the straight 70mm model.
Thanks for any help with this question.
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