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    2012 Rockhopper 29er stem help

    I have a 2012 Rockhopper 29er and after riding some decent technical trails with it , I love how it climbs and rolls over everything, but i noticed its not as nimble as a 26, which I underdstand that, but what I am looking to do is make it a little more nimble and i was told a stem would help that but not sure what length and degree to get any help would be awesome,..........

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    Wow no help on this... noone has done this???

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    There's no "one-size-fits-all" solution. It depends on how the bike fits you. A shorter stem will make the bike steer more quickly, but will also change your cockpit. I had a 2012 Rockhopper and went from the stock stem to a 75mm stem with a small rise, mainly for cockpit reasons (I wanted the bars closer to me and higher) and was pleased with the results. A good LBS should be able to help you get the bike fitted properly.

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    JCL
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    Well you don't list your frame size or current stem so I'll generalise. A 60mm stem and a 740mm handlebar will make a significant difference to your ability to chuck the bike round and make it more playful.

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