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    cock pit set up question

    I've been riding in the ice/mud/snow which has been great because a normal Wisconsin winter would have not allowed this much riding unless I owned a fat bike.

    Due to the slicker conditions...the need to get out of the saddle an mash the peddles on climbs causes more spin out than normal.

    Would I be better off to shorten my stem a bunch and also change my seat post to a set back style? This should maintain the same reach to the handle bars but put more weight in the rear tire when climbing.

    I am riding an XL Sawyer 100% rigid. I believe the current stem is a 110mm.

    Let me know your ideas on this.

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    This is exactly what I am doing (inbetween builds right now) with that same sence of lodgic you explained above. I have not ridden the new setup yet though, hopefully someone more experianced can comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akita man View Post
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    Would I be better off to shorten my stem a bunch and also change my seat post to a set back style? This should maintain the same reach to the handle bars but put more weight in the rear tire when climbing.
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    That might work just dandy but don't overlook the fact that you'll be altering another aspect of bike fit -- effective seat tube angle. Lots of guys like to be behind the BB and therefore run layback posts. I'm not one of them but then I run 195mm cranks so I have to have a steep effective seat tube angle in order to achieve KOPS.

    Bottom line: if what you're proposing doesn't fold you in half more than you like, you're golden. It's personal preference.

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    Very good, point, and I thought of that by ordering my shorter stem with a 10 degree rise in it.... Can't wait to try it out..

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