Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Shorter Stem

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    384

    Shorter Stem

    I see some people are using shorter stems dan the stock ones..
    What are the Pro's / Con's of a shorter stem like the Truvatif hussefelt.
    Does is have any effect on the ride?

    my bike is an FSR XC 2007. I use it as an AM bike.. is it better to have an shorter stem for this type of riding?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    54
    Hi :-)
    A shorter stem makes the handling faster, and puts your weight a little further back. It will enable you to raise the front wheel more easily for safe drop offs for example, and tight singletrack will be easier! So yes, within reason a shorter stem is better for AM (for the gnarly bits anyway!)
    Gareth

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,192
    Downside is that they are squirrley on the climbs. Feels like you're getting less leverage as well.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    384
    so when climbing the front wheel tends to come up?
    I want a sorter stem for some AM riding, but also ride some xc once in a while.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BruisedKnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    29
    righto. shorter stems -- makes the bike more responsive which is good when you are descending, but since your weight is a tad moved backwards, the climbing part becomes more tricky. you could compensate by putting your weight more forward by leaning or standing. just experiment, you could find a stem length that is just a good balance both climbing and doing down ...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •