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    What kind of handlebars/rise do you have?

    I'm curious what kind of handlebars you guys have and how much of a rise.
    I have the handlebars that came with my cannondale and it has a 20mm rise.
    I'd like to drop the handlebars in some way by either getting new handlbars, take out a spacer, or get another stem.

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    Cheapest of those three is to take out a spacer. Just move it to the top of the stem and you'll have dropped the bars at no cost.

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    Right now I have 2 spacers with 1 on top. If I take out 1 it will leave me with 2 on top and 1 on the bottom. Is this a good move or will it be less stable if I take out one spacer from the bottom and move it to the top?

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    That will be fine. Not that you'll notice it (because the change is so minor), but the closer the stem is to the headtube the stiffer that interface will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndonchen
    That will be fine. Not that you'll notice it (because the change is so minor), but the closer the stem is to the headtube the stiffer that interface will be.
    Stiffer interface?
    I think I'm going to leave the spacers alone and try out some different stems.
    What rise do you have on your stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicDirt
    Stiffer interface?
    Stiffer is better.

    Forget that I even mentioned stiffness, it doesn't matter. Swapping a spacer to the top of the stem will work fine.

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    Your stem has a angle also. Is it pointed up
    or down? If it points up all you need to do is flip
    the stem and this will lower the bars more than
    taking out a spacer.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndonchen
    Stiffer is better.

    Forget that I even mentioned stiffness, it doesn't matter. Swapping a spacer to the top of the stem will work fine.
    I just got a little concerned when you mentioned stiffness thinking it will take away from my steering.

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    No spacers under the stem, -7 rise, and a 22" flat bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl
    Your stem has a angle also. Is it pointed up
    or down? If it points up all you need to do is flip
    the stem and this will lower the bars more than
    taking out a spacer.

    Best, John
    hmmm. i'll check it out but it might be too much. just looking for a minor change and nothing on the negative.

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