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    Stem size question

    I currently have a 90mm 5 degree stem on my Mojo SL. I feel a little stretched out. But I really like where my saddle position is now. I'm gonna try a 70mm stem at 6 degrees. Any thoughts on what that will feel like. I'm guessing people will say more control which is fine. But for example, will I feel more "in" the bike or over the bars or something like that. In other words I think I'll be in a more comfortable riding position but what will the ride feel like? Thanks

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    Once you figure out your saddle position, you really shouldnt need to move it in regards to your stem. You should be able to keep your hands lighter on the bars, and have less upper body stress/ fatigue. Expect steering to be quicker for sure.

    With stems, it all about feel. Short for one person is long for another. Experimentation is good!
    Personally I haven't had a stem that long in quite some time. You may really like the 70.

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    I went from a 90 to 70 and it feels much better. I did'nt get any otb feeling. Can't say I feel more control just felt more comfy in the cockpit. Bars are where they should be feel.
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    I think you will notice a difference. Might also be worth experimenting with shorter stem and wider bars depending on your body shape.

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    I am currently having a 70mm stem installed on my HD. I am switching from a 80mm because of the aforementioned "over the bar feel. "Also installing a dropper to get a better" in the bike feel. "
    I will post my results on a week or two.

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    The shorter stem will put you back more in the cockpit, not as stretched out. I recently went to wider bars (780), which put me too far forward, so I had to go to a 50 stem to get back to my original fit. I think you'll like the feel and performance of a shorter stem. Good luck!
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    Try and look at your bars at the same time. I run 50 with 760mm wide and 70mm sits better with 710/720
    Short 50-70mm improves the descending no end as long as you address the bar width at the same time

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