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  • Cove Stiffee Stem
  • Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Hi Everyone

    Looking for a new stem but unsure on what length to use. Any help would be great.
    I use the bike for road and steady away off-road i.e over moors etc nothing hardcore.

    Thanks
    Tom

    Premier Icon akira
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    Um bike size, your size, current stem size would help for starters. Also bar width maybe.

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Sorry my apologies
    The bike is a 17.5 frame currently running a 90mm stem. I’m around 5ft 7 big build
    And iirc the bars are currently 700mm

    Premier Icon JefWachowchow
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    Given what you described, bike geo, size etc, my instinct would be to fit a 70mm stem.

    Premier Icon cyclistm
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    Does the current stem feel too long, short, high or low?

    I have a cove handjob and run a 90mm stem.

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Hi
    It just feels abit long and maybe a tad low and I’d like to try something abit shorter. I feel I have to stretch abit I have short arms.

    Premier Icon cyclistm
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    On that basis 80mm isn’t going to be significantly different to what you currently ride, so I would try 70mm as suggested above.

    Premier Icon dethbeard
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    See if any of your riding mates/ forumers near by might have a 40/50/60/70mm stem you can borrow to try.
    Previously i liked short stems and high bars.

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Yeah I’ve messaged a phew of me mates who ride and build bikes see if they have out I can try

    Premier Icon d42dom
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    same height as you and had the same size frame. Pretty sure I was running a 60mm stem which was pretty short for back then. Bar width would’ve been 680mm probably, with modern width bars you could probably go slightly shorter on the stem length if you wanted

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    I’m kinda torn between trying 60mm or a 70mm would 10mm in difference be noticeable?

    Premier Icon dropoff
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    I used to have either 40 or 5omm on mine with 40mm riser bars. Unbelievably good bike.

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Its an awesome bike like. Its solid.

    Premier Icon ctk
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    Have you tried a couple of spacers under the stem?

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    I’ve just put some under it and thought I’d try that 1st see if it feels any better before ordering a stem.

    Premier Icon Sui
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    Holy back to the future – -Stiffee’s were / are great bikes. At 5,9 i would be shortening up that stem massively, im 6′ and ran a 17.5 frame with a 70mm stem. Bar width wise i’d go for what’s comfortable and not with on trend massively wide – i cut some 800’s down to 740’ish beuase they were ludicrously wide and clipped every tree.

    Premier Icon yorkshiresfinest
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    Yeah old skool biking it’s a awesome bike
    For what I want. What length would you try?

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