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    Re: philosophical question on stem length for SB-66

    John p, great to hear the inside line on this, i see Yeti's reasoning here.

    Most people should expect to change a least a couple basic things on a stock build. Or, you should build your own bikes. If the stock stem is too long, swap it out with your current bike before you sell it. Or if you're the type of person that keeps multiple bikes, you probably have several stems in your parts bin, i definitely do.

    Blueallah, what kind of man doesn't have a torque wrench? Just sayin...

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    Great thread - I recently picked up a 66 and have built it with a 70mm stem. Previously had this on an old Turner, the Yeti has added at least an inch of TT which definitely gives more breathing space for my long-ish torso. I borrowed a 50mm to try out - but I figure that will put me pretty much back at my old cockpit size (albeit with longer wheelbase etc.). Wondering if a wider bar will let me keep the shorter stem AND the slightly better climbing position I have with the 70.

    Question - what size bars do you run with a 50mm stem?
    FYI I'm about 5'8" on a medium 66

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    Very interesting thread. I'm going to go home and see what sized stem I'm running. Still dialing in the bike, but this could be something I'm interested in trying out.

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    philosophical question on stem length for SB-66

    Quote Originally Posted by mypuppynow View Post
    Great thread - I recently picked up a 66 and have built it with a 70mm stem. Previously had this on an old Turner, the Yeti has added at least an inch of TT which definitely gives more breathing space for my long-ish torso. I borrowed a 50mm to try out - but I figure that will put me pretty much back at my old cockpit size (albeit with longer wheelbase etc.). Wondering if a wider bar will let me keep the shorter stem AND the slightly better climbing position I have with the 70.

    Question - what size bars do you run with a 50mm stem?
    FYI I'm about 5'8" on a medium 66
    I'm abou the same size and will go to from a 70 to a 50. Pretty sure that'll help me get the front up a little more easily. I'll keep the 785 RF SixC bar on there. I've got a 745 on my old bike. Moar Widar!!!
    Last edited by da peach; 03-19-2013 at 02:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mypuppynow View Post
    Question - what size bars do you run with a 50mm stem?
    FYI I'm about 5'8" on a medium 66
    I'm about an inch taller on a medium with a 50mm stem/770mm Race Face bar.

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