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Road bike / Mountain bike stems - difference?

cheddarpaulcheddarpaul Posts: 126
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Hey all, I need a new road bike stem as my current one is too long at 130mm and I think I need 90mm to 100mm (arms stretched too far forward and back ache between my shoulder blades).

However, I am confused as to the difference between mountain bike and road bike stems

I dont want to spend a great amount so can anyone recommend a new stem (under £20 or so)?

Thanks
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