Length or reach is the horizontal measurement of your bike stem. It is measured from the center of your steer tube to the center of your handlebar clamp along
What is the best stem length, and does stem length affect a bike's steering and handling? Read to learn more, then let BikeSport help you find the best fit.
Stem lengths run in 10 mm increments from 70 mm to 140 mm. Your measurements may be off by a couple of millimeters, so adjust to the closest 10 mm increment.
The best average stem length for modern mountain bikes falls between 50 mm and 80 mm. Shorter stems allow for quicker handling and are preferred by many
Stem length dictates how much weight is placed on the front wheel . The longer the stem, the more weight will be pushing forward on the bars,
For those aggressive trail bikes out there, we recommend using a stem in the 50-60mm length range. Of course, this may not work for everyone. In
Reach (mm): The effective length of the stem measured from the centerpoint of the steering bore to the center of the handlebar clamp without accounting for rise
Know the length by measuring from the middle bolt of the bike's headset top to the center of the handlebar. Ensure that : 52