|Long and low||mackgoo|
May 7, 2002 11:21 AM
|Last year after watching the TDF I changed my stem length to a 130mm, this greatly increased my comfort on the bike. This year I just put the bike back together after paint and with it went threadless, this time I lowered the stem by a good 1.5-2". The change is remarkable again I feel more comfortable and I also feel like I'm "in" the bike not on it.
Just thought I'd pass this along. If you have opourtunity to try a change like this I'd recomend it.
|Appreciate the thought...||elviento|
May 7, 2002 11:33 AM
|but most of us won't need the advice. If one needs to change the stem height by 5cm, then the original bar set up must be way off.|
May 7, 2002 12:02 PM
|I think typically people tend to be more comfortable with a lower position as they progress from beginner to more experienced on the bike, particularly if you come from a mountain bike. You just get used to it. I went through the same thing. Now, I feel more comfortable down low, no spacers at all, than I do up higher. There is a limit, though, especially on longer rides; I went full low on a time trial bike on a long ride and my neck starting feeling it.
|re: Long and low||flying|
May 7, 2002 1:22 PM
|Would be interesting to hear what your new height diff between seat & bar top is.|| |