Bro your bikes a large size with a 70mm stem right? how does it ride? whats your height by the way.
Im currently using a medium with a 90mm stem and was wondering if i should go large.
Im 6'1" and the 70 mm stem is the best thing ive done for the handling of the bike. I have always complained about the tt being too short but the 70 mm stem really centered me over the bike and gave me much better balance. I had always run 90 mm before but would not want to go back now.
Finally have some decent photos of my BLT. Went with a white and red theme for the bike, I absolutely love this machine.
2011 White Large BLT with RP23
Cockpit: RF Atlas 70mm stem with Lo Riser bar RF lock-on's
Seatpost: 2005 Raceface Atlas (collectors item!) and WTB Syndicate saddle (pimp.)
Headset: CK inset
Fork: Fox 140 TALAS
Wheels: 2005 Mavic Crossmax XL (legacy item... absolutely bombproof) with Schwalbe Nobby Nic's
Drivetrain: SRAM XO 3X10 with Avid CODE brakes and 180mm rotors
Cranks: 2005 Raceface Atlas (another legacy item... just won't quit!) with CK BB's and Crank Brother Acid pedals
I'm happy to be joining the BLT club! Took if for it's first ride yesterday and am extremely impressed. Climbs like a goat, great rear wheel traction on the descents, and handles hard jump landings surprisingly well. Overshot a couple landings but the Blur just soaked it up...very satisfied with the purchase!
Weighed 28# on the nose without pedals at the bike shop. Build info:
2012 Blur LT2, RAM kit with the following changes:
- 2012 Shimano XT brakes 180 F and R
- Kona Wah Wah pedals
- RaceFace Turbine 24/36/Bash front rings
- WTB Bronson 2.3 AM TCS up front and Maxxis High Roller 2.35 out back, both ghetto tubeless (and both about to be replaced with Hans Dampf front and Trail King rear).
- Not shown in pic is Reverb.