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    Stem Riser Advice

    I have a Trance Pro 29 2 coming in next week and am fairly certain I will need to get a stem riser for my type of riding.

    Any recommendations on brands?

    Thanks!

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    What is the goal you are trying to achieve and why? May be able to help provide more assistance. There are no stem risers on mountain bikes, there are stems,.that have rise, handlebars that have rise and spacers that can go under the stem to raise the stem and bar combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawacs View Post
    I have a Trance Pro 29 2 coming in next week and am fairly certain I will need to get a stem riser for my type of riding.

    Any recommendations on brands?

    Thanks!
    Theres a plethora of good brands of stems. They come in varying lengths and rise. What are you looking for?
    Lightweight? Enve, easton carbons, etc. of the alloys, Renthals are one of lighter.
    Burly, Chromag. RaceFace has a range of decent stems.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    My goal is to elevate the handlebars a little to achieve a more upright riding position. Most of my riding, for now will be on mostly flat/bumpy roads.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawacs View Post
    My goal is to elevate the handlebars a little to achieve a more upright riding position. Most of my riding, for now will be on mostly flat/bumpy roads
    If you are getting the bike from a shop, they should be able to work with you on this.

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    Easiest way to add cockpit height is to move your stem up toward the top of the spacer stack. The problem is that this is likely to only give you at most a cm or two of rise (depending on how far up the stack you started).

    Next easiest ways are by getting a stem with a higher rise angle than the usual 0-6 degrees. 17 degree rise stems are pretty common and higher rise 25, 35 and even 45 degree stems are available, but tend to add significant weight at the highest rise angles.

    Finally riser handlebars are widely available with rises up to 30mm and less commonly with significantly more.

    With some combination of the above you can get pretty much any rise you want.

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    I would just wait, get the bike, then decide.

    As mentioned, there are several ways of raising your position on the bike to be more upright. Spacers, stems with rise, handlebars with rise including rotating the handlebars that come with the bike to see if that helps.

    There's no way anyone but you can tell what works best in your situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    I would just wait, get the bike, then decide.

    As mentioned, there are several ways of raising your position on the bike to be more upright. Spacers, stems with rise, handlebars with rise including rotating the handlebars that come with the bike to see if that helps.

    There's no way anyone but you can tell what works best in your situation.
    Yes, hypothesizing about what height is correct before riding is nearly impossible.

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    Took the bike out today for the test flight and realized I definitely need to raise the handle bars a bit for comfort.

    Cheers!

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