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crematorcremator Posts: 99
edited July 2016 in Road beginners
hi all I have a canondale cadd 8. 61 frame the stem length is 110mm just of late I have had alot of shoulder neck pain would a shorter stem help I do seem to be over stretching a bit when on the hoods to reach the brakes and that is where I spend most of my time when riding any help please thank you

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,089
    So try a 100mm or even 90mm - loads on ebay.
  • crematorcremator Posts: 99
    Ok I no loads on there been looking but I want one that is flats one side and when U flip it the other side as a lift on it but not sure how to pick one
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,089
    A plain old 6deg stem will do that. They're everywhere.
  • crematorcremator Posts: 99
    Ok 31.8mm or 25.4mm I am not sure
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,089
    Probably 31.8 - assuming your Caad8 has oversize bars. The best person to confirm that would be you.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    cremator wrote:
    Ok I no loads on there been looking but I want one that is flats one side and when U flip it the other side as a lift on it but not sure how to pick one

    3T ARX Pro +/- 17'. It will be pan flat one way and a good rise the other.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Don't make massive adjustments. You might only need 10mm less and you'll be surprised that it will feel quite different (and stick to 6/7/8 deg). This might well be enough particularly as you've said aching is 'just of late'.

    Big changes don't sound right from what you've worded.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    Your problems may be nothing to do with the stem e.g. if your saddle is a bit too far forward, your CofG is moved forward with more weight on your arms.
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