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  1. #1
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    Your Rumblefish handlebar - stem set up

    just curious of other peoples set ups , obviously your size and then your bikes size has a bearing on what set up you go for.

    Im 5 11,have gorilla arms , long reach for my height, ride a 19, have a flat 90 mm stem on the standard bars that came with it ,

    Curious about ways to improve handling , not that there is much wrong , but curious anyway, without sacrificing reach,

    For example, If I was to shorten the stem , how much wider would i need to go in the bars , or higher to feel like it has a similar reach , is there a formula ?

    Curious to hear other peoples setups ,


  2. #2
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    I don't have any particular formula, but I like my set up. I have a 2011 Rumblefish 17.5 (M). I'm 5'10" pretty standard proportions.

    I have an Easton Haven 85mm stem and an Easton Haven bar. The length is 711mm, with a 9 degree bend, 5 degree upsweep.

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    I just switched to a Race Face ride 60mm stem with a Answer Pro Taper 1/4 rise 720mm carbon bar. I really like the setup I feel much more in control.Its easier to manual the bike now. The stem is a little lower than the stock one so the rise in the bar made up for it. Feels the same height as the stock set up but I really like the hand position of the Answer bar. Go carbon all the way its such a better feel.My next up grade will be 40mm carbon stem. Im 5'10 17.5 frame.
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    I have switched to a 70mm 0 degree stem and 750mm rhythm pro bars. Only one ride so far so we'll see how it goes

  5. #5
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    5'8",17.5 (M) 2012 RF, 750mm bar + 75mm stem.
    Nice set up, works fine for me.


  6. #6
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    I'm 5'10" and ride a 2012 Rumblefish Elite 17.5" (M) frame. I felt like I was sitting straight up and the ride was a little harsh so I went with a flat carbon bar (680mm) and dropped the stem lower by two spacers. Feels perfect now. I kept the stock stem.

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  7. #7
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    I am 6' and have a 2010 RF Large. I just put a 777mm low rise bar on the stock 100mm stem and am too stretched out now. I have a 70mm 0 degree stem coming any day now.

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