New Bar and stem advice please

paultrueman Posts: 118
edited February 2010 in MTB buying advice
Pretty much decided that i need a shorter stem and wider bars than the standard 120 mm and 640mm that came with my 2009 stumpy, the bike is currently spending more time pointing down hill then going x/c The bars ive seen are 760mm, but im gonna cut these down in stages to find the right size, i recklon 710/720 will be good,

The stem im not to sure about, Im thinking of a 50mm, can anyone telll me why a shorter or longer stem would be better?


Paul T


  • 50mm is a big change frm 120mm.I`d go for something like a 70-80mm.
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