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    max spacers under the stem?

    hi.
    Currently I have 6 or 7 spacers (5 mm) between my stem and headset
    I have standard mojo with fox float 32 fork
    And a 90mm headset with 5 degrees rise

    Is it too much?
    Is there a limit to how many spacers I can use?
    Thanks

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    If you need that many spacers I would suggest using a higher rise bar. It may also turn out that you have your fork too soft or running too little comp damping compared the rear and that is throwing you weight a bit too far forward.

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    Yup, get some 2" riser bars

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    I recall the manual stating 30mm was the max height of spacers on my Revelation fork.

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    30 mm is exactly 6 spacers so I should be ok right?
    does anybody know if there is a simular limit for fox float?
    Thanks, liran

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    The rule of thumb I'm familiar with is 1.5x the steerer tube's diameter. I don't know the reasoning behind it, whether engineering or aesthetics.

    That said, you'll laugh at the pics I recently posted in the cargo bike forum. I'll let you know if my 4" spacer stack dramatically fails and dumps me on my head.

    Like the others said, consider other stem and handlebar options.
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    As long as they are decent quality spacers I wouldnt be worried about it. Just dont do it with plastic ones, I put a new fork on my bike once and was in a hurry to get it together for a race. I didnt have time to cut the steerer so I used a few spacers. Problem was that I only had plastic ones in my toolbox, so I had to use them. 22 miles into a 28 miles race they snapped off of the steerer tube, forced me to walk the last 6 miles. I was just happy I didnt fall and bust my face!! but I will never use plastic spacers again!!!
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    If didn't mind my bar being that high I wouldn't hesitate to put a 160 or 170mm fork on. Why have a short fork with a tall bar?
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