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    Tall rider Stem question Stache 7

    Hello all need advice from one of you tech gurus ..

    The Stache 7 has a 50 mm stem - as a taller rider , it was said to me I should go bigger ?

    Is this true? And what size would be best ?
    Also what would I be giving up ?

    Thx

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    If you need more rise then you should replace your handlebars with some that have more rise. The stock bars have 15mm of rise. You will need to determine how much higher you want your bars to sit. Also you will need to know what diameter of bars you need. The Stache 7 changed to a 35mm diameter handlebar in 2018. Previous years were 31.8mm. I would only change the bars if you are not comfortable. Also my 2018 Stache 7 has a 60mm stem on it not a 50mm. It is a 0* rise stem so I suppose that you could also put a stem that has more rise.
    Change begins by doing something different.

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    What size bike frame are you looking at? If the bikes sized properly then the stem *shouldn't* be an issue.

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    21.5 xl

    2018 Stache 7 has rental fat bar

    I thought it was a 50 m stem on website ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    21.5 xl

    2018 Stache 7 has rental fat bar

    I thought it was a 50 m stem on website ?
    Mine is a 19.5" and as I said earlier it is a 60mm stem. I looked at it before I posted earlier and it had 60mm 0* stamped on it. I don't know if the 21.5" uses a different size.
    Change begins by doing something different.

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    I don't believe in sizing by stem length. I choose stem length based on handling characteristics. Personally, I won't buy a bike that I can't comfortably run a 50mm or shorter stem on.

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    Yeah well I just read some very accomplished mtb trainers / riders advise - a lower stem # , shorter stem is the way to go.
    It allows you to get Lower quicker on downhills, quicker Turing , better overall wheel control.
    The idea that a longer stem for uphill is fallacy , it actually puts your weight too far over the bar.
    Iíll stick with stock

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    A tall rider is a ghost.
    It does not exist.
    First your saddle needs to be positioned to avoid pain to keep your knees healthy.
    Than do what you want.
    I like my head and shoulders high but it is a personal choice.
    A so called tall one might have an inseem of 32 or 37, we are individuals.
    If you are feeling fine do nothing.
    My legs were xtra long 40 years ago, now they are crazy long.
    My spine is shorter so a great fit for me at 19 is different than at 59.
    For climbing you just need to be flexible and bend.

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