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    Yelli Screamy Stem opinions...

    Hope I don't catch too much flak for this...I understand that cockpit components are pretty subjective to personal taste...but I'm really struggling to decide on the stem size for my build. I keep going back and forth between 50mm and 70mm thomson stem. then I think...maybe I should split the difference and just go 60mm...

    Once I finish the bike and get to ride it, i'm sure it will become clearer, but in the meantime I'm looking for any suggestions to help sway me towards a size. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.
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    Why not just try both and see what you like?

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    Well, i had my heart set on a thomson and trying to avoid buying two of them...but just curious which to start with
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    I use a 70mm, and want to try the 50mm. But i will tell you i ride a medium. Im 5'7" tall and weigh 145. The 70mm really feels perfect. I use a straight 760mm wide bar with no rise. This may help you some. I am getting a 50mm stem just to make sure, because i am always curious.

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    Guess i should add, i have a med frame and am 5'9" with a 30" inseam if that helps at all.
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    You asked me this question in my 'build' thread and am curious to see what others say in this thread. I went with a 70mm on my size L frame. I'm 6'1" w/ a 33-34" inseam.

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    If you ride technical trails go the short way.
    I built my Yelli some years ago (XL size, I'm 6.2") with a DUC32 fork and a 95mm stem... then changed for a Fox34 140 and a 80mm stem... then a 65mm stem... then pushed the fork to 150mm... and finally put on a 50mm stem.
    I won't go back to longer stem, but you need to choose basing on your riding style and preference.

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    Yelli Screamy Stem opinions...

    All I am hearing is trial and error.

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    There is a thread somewhere with Chris Canfield discussing stem length on the YS. I think he preferred the 70mm.

    I'm 5"9" and using a 70mm Thomson stem on medium frame.
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