What is the standard stem length that Ibis uses? I have a medium SL and feel pretty raked out on it. Considering going shorter, but not sure where to start.
If I buy a shorter stem, any suggestions on brand or type? - i'm in Texas so the typical riding is aggressive XC. Lots of rocks and roots with some smallish drops.
Thanks for any input.
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I've recently asked a similar question. The general consensus is to go with the Ibis stem over Thomson if that helps. They're plenty durable (no one reported a failure in previous thread), lighter and cheaper than the competition.
AND IT'S IBIS!
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Yes Ibis stems are very nice and reasonably priced, $40 I think. Go to the Ibis web site and they can be ordered direct, from 70mm to 100+ mm.
Although when trying shorter stems I found some decent cheaper ones for about $20 on line.
If you go very short like to 70mm, consider getting a wider bar than the 26.5 inch wide Ibis bar, about 27.5 inch and lowering it a half inch to maintain stability and climbing forward lean, and together with the shorter stem improve downhill balance, braking power, cornering feel, and standing pedal power.
I don't know what the standard issue stem length is now if you don't specify when ordering. 4 years ago it was 120mm. I was coming from using an 80mm on my previous bike so I specified the shortest Ibis option then which was 90mm. Now you can get 80mm and 70mm also.