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    New question here. Mountain Drop Bar fitting

    So on my Trek I decided to put some Origin8 Gary bars with Cane Creek levers. Everything looks great (pics later) but the angle is off. I see a recommendation to get the drop area about the same as your flat bar hand position. What degree stem did most of you go to? I am currently at a 120mm 6deg but I am thinking I am going to need something in the 40deg however this is an old bike and kinda small so the stem was to stretch you out over the bike more as I've grown. What about one of those adjustable stems? They reliable I do take this bike on fire roads and light trail duty.
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    I'd avoid adjustable stems for trail use. I'd see if your local LBS has a salsa stem selector (or something similar). it is a tool that temporarily replaces your stem and can be adjusted from 0 to 40 degrees and from 65 to 150mm. They cant be ridden on, but it will give you an idea of what the body position will be. Then buy a replacement stem from that shop.

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