When looking at bikes I was undecided on a 19 vs 20 inch frame. I found a great deal on a 2012 Rocky Mountain Element 10 with a 20.5 in frame (630mm top tube and 115mm stem) and ordered it. For reference I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam.
After riding a few times I'm debating if I made the right frame size choice. When I sit on the bike it feels like it would be more comfortable with the handlebars closer. It could also be that I need more time to get used to the bike.
Looking at the spec sheet the 19 in frame has a 25mm (~ 1 in) shorter top tube. It also mentions the stem sizes range from 75mm to 115mm, which looks to depend on the frame size.
With that said I'm looking at buying at 80mm or 90mm stem. Since an Easton stem and handlebars came on the bike I was going to purchase another Easton. How do I know which model is a comparable weight and will be the right size to clamp on the fork tube? Any thoughts on which length stem to try first?
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