Cove Stiffee Stem
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.
ThanksPosted 1 week ago
Um bike size, your size, current stem size would help for starters. Also bar width maybe.Posted 1 week ago
Sorry my apologiesPosted 1 week ago
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
Given what you described, bike geo, size etc, my instinct would be to fit a 70mm stem.Posted 1 week ago
Does the current stem feel too long, short, high or low?
I have a cove handjob and run a 90mm stem.Posted 1 week ago
HiPosted 1 week ago
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.
On that basis 80mm isn’t going to be significantly different to what you currently ride, so I would try 70mm as suggested above.Posted 1 week ago
See if any of your riding mates/ forumers near by might have a 40/50/60/70mm stem you can borrow to try.Posted 1 week ago
Previously i liked short stems and high bars.
Yeah I’ve messaged a phew of me mates who ride and build bikes see if they have out I can tryPosted 1 week ago
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 wantedPosted 1 week ago
I’m kinda torn between trying 60mm or a 70mm would 10mm in difference be noticeable?Posted 1 week ago
I used to have either 40 or 5omm on mine with 40mm riser bars. Unbelievably good bike.Posted 1 week ago
Its an awesome bike like. Its solid.Posted 1 week ago
Have you tried a couple of spacers under the stem?Posted 1 week ago
I’ve just put some under it and thought I’d try that 1st see if it feels any better before ordering a stem.Posted 1 week ago
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.Posted 1 week ago
Yeah old skool biking it’s a awesome bikePosted 1 week ago
For what I want. What length would you try?
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