There is a question about how to choose a mountain bike

How do I know if I need a longer stem or a shorter one? The bike frame is the wrong size if you need a stem length beyond those extremes. A mid-length stem of 60-80mm provides the perfect balance of responsive steering and pedal- efficient positioning for many riders. Shorter stems allow for quicker handling and are preferred by many downhill riders. Unless you are riding a technical course, 70mm is doable. I have to use 70 and 80 cm stems. Is 50mm stem too long for a bike? If you like descending and hitting jumps, and you are running a stem longer than 50mm, I would recommend you try something under 50mm. Many riders think 50mm stem is too long, and would prefer a 35 or 40mm stem. The stem should complement the head angle and trail of the bike. The result is truer steering response and better tire grip in dusty or muddy terrain. The bars will be too far forward if the stem is too long. The hub will be aligned if the stem is too short. Different types of bikes need different stem dimensions. The stem should be based on your fit, not the other way around. I ride a 90mm. The steering is not malfunctioning. The sweet spot is generally accepted as being 100mm to 120mm, but not everyone agrees. It is a cliché that a short stem will speed up the handling. Is it better to get a bigger or smaller bike frame? Get the smaller one if it is shorter. The reach to the handlebars will be longer on a bigger bike. If you have proportionally longer arms, you will be more comfortable on a bigger frame. The ideal is 35-50mm and 60-70mm, a compromise for riders with frames that are too short. 30.2mm is the minimum you can get but for safety measures the shortest you will get is either 30.5mm or 31mm, my money is in the 31mm. Most bikes have 20 to 30mm of headset spacers that can be moved above or below the stem. The bolts in the stem are standard-threaded. Measure the stem length from the middle bolt of the bike's headset top to the center of the handlebars. Measure the length in centimeters or millimeters. The stem length of a bike varies from 70mm to 140mm. A longer stem will result in slower steering. If you flip your stem, it will keep you out of the wind and make you look a bit more respectable to your mates. Simply, flip it back if you don't like it. There is no harm in trying.

What size stem do I need?

A road bike stem should not be shorter than 90mm or longer than 130mm. Your bike frame is the wrong size if you need a stem length beyond those extremes.

Is a shorter stem better?

A shorter stem gives the bike a more responsive feel. On those steep climbs, a longer stem will shift your body weight towards the front of the bike and give you a better pedaling position.

What is the best size stem?

The slacker frame geometry of modern trail bikes or long-forked hardtails work best with a mid-length stem of 60-80mm, which provides the perfect balance of responsive steering and pedal- efficient positioning.

How long should I keep my mountain bike stem?

The average stem length for mountain bikes is between 50 and 80mm. Cross-country riders enjoy longer stems for their superior climbing performance, whereas downhill riders prefer shorter stems for quicker handling.

Is the road bike's stem too short?

A short stem will make your bike feel twitchier. Unless you are riding a technical course, 70mm is doable. I have to use 70 and 80 cm stems. The bike can handle a short stem, but it needs practice.

Is 50mm stem too long?

It depends. If you like descending and hitting jumps, and you are running a stem longer than 50mm, I would recommend you try something under 50mm. A lot of riders think 50mm stem is too long, and would have changed to a 35 or 40mm stem a long time ago.

I don't know how long my stem should be

The stem should be long enough to place some of the rider's weight over the front wheel to improve grip on the road. The stem should complement the head angle and trail of the bike.

What does a shorter stem do?

Shorter stems orientate a rider's weight directly over the front axle, which has a range of benefits by mass-pressing the wheel when descending. In dusty or muddy terrain, the result is truer steering response and better tire grip.

How do I know if my stem is long?

The bars line up in relation to the front hub. The bars will be too far forward if the stem is too long. The hub will be in front of the bars if the stem is too short.

Is the bike stem the same size?

Fit requirements determine stem length and rise/drop. Different types of bikes need different stem dimensions. The purchase of your stem should be based on your fit.

Is the stem too short?

Some may want to consider a different frame if they are below 90 or over 130. I ride a 90mm. The steering is not malfunctioning. Not too long.

Is 100mm stem too long?

The sweet spot is generally accepted as being 100mm to 120mm, but not everyone agrees. It is a cliché that a short stem will speed up the handling. Many riders are happy to ride a 70 or 80 or 90mm stem without difficulty if they need a 70mm-80mm stem.

Is it better to get a bigger frame?

Go for a bigger frame if your arm span is longer than your height. Get the smaller one if it is shorter. The reach to the handlebars will be longer on a bigger bike. You are more comfortable on a bigger frame if you have proportionally longer arms.

Is a bike stem too short?

From the Mondraker experiment, I would say that 10mm is too short. The ideal is 35-50mm and 60-70mm, a compromise for riders with frames that are too short. The frame length is important for better bike handling.

What is the longest MTB stem?

For safety measures, the shortest you can get is either 30.5mm or 31mm and my money is in the 31mm. One of the OnOff Stoic stems is either 10mm or 20mm.

How many people are under the stem?

Most bikes have headset spacers that can be moved above or below the stem. The bolts in the stem are standard-threaded. Lefty-loosey and righty-tighty.

How is the bike stem measured?

Measure from the middle bolt of the bike's headset top to the center of the handlebars. Measure the length in centimeters or millimeters. A bike stem length starts at 70mm and goes up to 140mm.

Is bike handling affected by stem length?

Changing the stem length affects the handling dynamics of a road bike. A longer stem will result in slower steering. That is the reason why long distance road cyclists use a longer stem.

Is it a good idea to flip my stem?

It will keep you out of the wind and make you look a bit more respectable to your friends. Simply, flip it back if you don't like it. There is no harm in trying.