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    New question here. Stem length/angle question for singlespeed...

    I just bought a Ventana El Toro frame, and am running a flat Easton EA70 bar with a
    110mm Easton EA70 stem in a 6 degree rise.

    I'm thinking I want to go to a lower rise stem and stay with Easton. The EA90 comes in a 0 degree rise.

    So, going with a 0 degree rise stem of the same 110mm length, doesn't that effectively lengthen it compared to the 6 degree rise stem? The thought being the angle of the 6 degree stem is higher and thus slight shorter? If I'm on the right track, would a 100mm stem in the 0 degree rise be a better choice to keep a simlar cockpit length?

    Am I making any sense with this question??????

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    Why not flip your current stem and try it out before spending more loot?

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    To flip, or not to flip...

    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33
    Why not flip your current stem and try it out before spending more loot?
    I was thinking that, but initially thought -6 degrees would be lower than I would want to go. However, with the cool website Johnny The Boy sent, it looks like flipping it and with playing around with the spacers, it might be worth a try!

    Johnny The Boy - thanks for the website!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47
    I was thinking that, but initially thought -6 degrees would be lower than I would want to go. However, with the cool website Johnny The Boy sent, it looks like flipping it and with playing around with the spacers, it might be worth a try!

    Johnny The Boy - thanks for the website!!
    Yep..... I actually just did a flip a few hours ago...... I was running a + 10* stem with a 10mm spacer on top of the stem......... Flat bar (660mm) with 8* back sweep........

    Now, I flipped it and put the spacer below the stem......... I'll see tomorrow if I like it.......


    Feels better riding around the block, but things might be different on the trails...............

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