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    Shorter stem/lower bars

    I have a 29er hard tail and with the larger wheels it feels a bit big. I am thinking of lowering the bars and shortening the stem length. Would that be an effective way of making the bike feel "smaller" ? The frame is a medium size and I would probably be more comfortable on a small frame, but it's a pain to try and sell these days.

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    A shorter stem will help. As for lowering bars, take a look at the attached. You may end up extending the required "extension" to get to the bars. It all depends where it's at now.

    Attachment 773857

    Is your seat adjusted properly? Is it too far back for the pedaling position? If so, you may gain a bit there. I wouldn't tweak it for the cockpit, just to adjust pedaling. Hopefully it's too far back to start with.

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    Shorter stem/lower bars

    According to the bikble, Long/low works, short/high works. Other combo not so much. I agree.


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