I know that this question has been asked before and have even read remarks on the On-One website about sizing, but am curious about a couple things. I am 5'6" and in the process of building up a 16" swap-plate Inbred. I have been riding a 16" Vassago Jabberwocky for the last 4 years and initially went through 3 different stem/bar configurations with this bike before I finally ended up with a Thomson 100mm 0 degree stem and a FSA riser bar level with my saddle. Fit is what I would consider perfect. I know that the Inbred has a top tube length about .5" shorter than my Jabberwocky, a shorter wheelbase and also believe I read that Brant intended this frame to run a stem somewhere between 60 and 80mm. Looking at different posts about Inbred builds, this seems to be about what most riders run, but......is this more a reflection of riding style than a necessity for proper fit? I have read several comments from those that are running very short stems and how they really liked the upright riding position, which is definitely not me. I have already ordered another FSA riser, but can not make up my mind about stem length. The only thing I have in the garage to try on the bike is 110mm. It does feel long and my instinct and experience says drop back to 90mm, but then I read many different things from riders that I believe know what they are talking about, and wonder if just maybe I should try 80mm.
Going to pull the trigger this week on something either way. Thought I might ask those first that are already familiar with the Inbred, when considering what I have been riding, what do you think?
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