Alright guys, I went out for the first time today on the Trek, but after riding a while I've come to the conclusion that the stem is too damn long. It's a 110mm 25deg rise (standard on the Trek 4500) - They feel like they are in the right position height wise but I feel too stretched out and not relaxed enough. I also attribute the stem to me not being able to turn quickly enough thus launching me into a nice tree and some bushes. So my question is, how much is too much to shorten it up? I was thinking of getting an 80mm but I don't want to be stuck with something that's for a complete midget - I just need it to come back towards me around an inch or so but possibly keep the same height it's at now, so if anyone has any suggestions let me know.
Also for the sugary sand (here in Florida, when it gets dry, it SUCKS) what tire would be recommended? right now I'm on the stock Bontrager XC Jones' and I was slipping all over the place when I was going hard, not to mention I was sliding through almost every turn wayyy too much.
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