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    ASR 5 with 50mm stem

    Am thinking of putting a 50mm stem on my ASR5, would it be too short?

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    Depending on your sizes vs. bike.
    What do you have now?, do you feel stretched out?.
    This will impact climbing front traction as well as downhill position so it's your call but try to make small changes at a time so if you run 90, step down to 70mm first.

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    I have a 5 that came with a 90mm, stem. First went to a 70mm and didn't notice a large difference. I stepped down to a 50mm stem and love it. My arms are in a different position when I climb, but my traction is the same. It is actually easier for me to climb out of the saddle with the short stem. I added a dropper post and the bike is just silly. Up like a scalded goat and down like a bat out of hell. A DJ bike with trail legs. Just do it. Get that short stem.

    I'm 6'2" and ride a large. It fits fine with a 90mm stem, but it rides better with the short one.

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