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Newbie! Which raised stem for Specialized Rockhopper 2011?

EndanticEndantic Posts: 7
edited February 2011 in MTB beginners
Have just ventured back into MTB territory after not-so-brief absence. Love this bike but need more raise on the stem. Standard stem is 7 deg. and I am looking at something more like 20 or 30...stops numbness and pain from over-reaching. Any opinions on adjustable stems or advice on good raised (fixed) stems welcome. Thanks :D
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Try a riser bar.
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  • Haven't considered a riser bar to be honest but willing to if a better option- in what way would that be better than a different stem?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Probably just more choice than with stems
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  • I have looked at a few bars online and they all seem to have 6 to 9 degree of rise/sweep on them, and I know that if I was looking for a stem I would need around 20 degrees.

    Do bar dimensions work differently to the stems ie..would I get the same positioning result from a bar with less angle - can't seem to find any with a raise of more than 9.
    For info I will probably be doing more XC riding than serious 'downhill-idge'!
    I rise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. E.B White
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Endantic wrote:
    I have looked at a few bars online and they all seem to have 6 to 9 degree of rise/sweep on them, and I know that if I was looking for a stem I would need around 20 degrees.

    Do bar dimensions work differently to the stems ie..would I get the same positioning result from a bar with less angle - can't seem to find any with a raise of more than 9.
    For info I will probably be doing more XC riding than serious 'downhill-idge'!

    You need to be looking at the rise - 1-4 inches normally. Sweep will bring the ends of the bars backwards, but where in relation to your hands depends on the width.

    Stem rise depends on angle and length.
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  • Thanks - that helps. Hopefully will find something that does the job armed with that info
    I rise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. E.B White
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