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Stem angle
« on: August 10, 2007, 11:59:42 AM »
While looking at a seatpost upgrade on the Thompson site, I could'nt help but notice the Mac Daddy stems they make. I currently have an Easton with a 6 degree rise. It looks like the Thompson has 10 degrees. Is this a noticeable difference. I have a low rise set of bars but want to replace them with a set of the Easton carbon monkey bar XC's. If I go with a 10 degree stem, would I want to go with a flat bar or use a low rise? I am guessing the latter would change my rider position to a more upright position.

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Re: Stem angle
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 01:41:38 PM »
Its all really personal preference.  I like a more upright, so I'd go with the 10 degree rise and the riser bar.  If you have some spacers on your steerer tube, you can play with them a bit (moving them from underneath the stem to over) to help get the right setup for your controls.
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