Hey everybody, I have a 06 rush 600 in a Large size, and was thinking about downsizing the stem. I am 6'1 but don't race and am using the Rush as a techy XC bike with lots or rock gardens and short but steep downhills. While the position with the stock stem is OK, the combination of the longish stem and top tube seems a little stretched out, making for great climbing, but not as good in more technical terrain. I want to swap the stem out for a shorter one with higher rise, but I have two questions:
1- What is the stock length and rise on the Rush large stem so I know how much to downsize.
2- What options are there for a shorter/higher stem. I just looked around teh web to get an idea, and while there are a few 80mm stems with the 31.8mm clamp, they all had a low 5 deg rise. Any thoughts here?
Finally, If you wanted to make the Rush more optimal in this type of terrain as opposed to the smooth race type singletrack (don't answer "buy a prophet" since I really like the Rush and don't do real jumps or big drops anyway) what other simple mods would you make? Nothing too major as I do love the bike already.
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