I picked up a single speed road bike a few months back to add some extra workouts into my week. So I commute a 32 mile round trip on it. My girlfriend who is also a mountain biker decided she wanted to start getting these mid week rides in with me. So I bought her a single speed too. Right away I look at the stem on the bike and can tell for her height the 5 degree rise on it is going to be too low. She wasn't with me when I picked it up from the LBS and the guy at the shop is like well have her try it. Alright, I give him the benefit of the doubt. Honestly the bike is for the most part bought by someone who wants to look cool going to the bar so most people that are buying them may not quite understand fitting your bike. So she takes the bike in to get a new stem and they end up putting on this neck extender instead of a stem with more rise and possibly a little longer. I've never seen anything like this and to me it just looks like another point of failure. Can anyone tell me why or why not someone who is trying to ride a bike for fitness/fun this part just doesn't seem right?
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