I've got a 2007 stumpy pro running stock stem and bars. I'm thinking of changing to a shorter (50mm) stem and wider bars (730mm). Stock gear is 640mm bars and 100mm stem
I've read online that the steering can get twitchy with such a short stem on a bike with 71 degree head angle. Is this true?
I've also seen that a shorter stem can affect the way the bike feels, in terms of cockpit length. Will going shorter/ wider cause many issues?
Before I take the plunge I'd like a few opinions on:
Whether a shorter stem is a good option? Or whether I'm likely to have problems.
What stem/bars would you recommend?
I'm currently looking at nukeproof and hope stems and raceface sixc carbon bars. Are there other reasonably priced alternatives that are good? I've seen easton mentioned a few times.
I mainly ride trails.