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How do you measure a stem?
Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
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Regarding this, how do you measure a mountain bike stem?
A stem's stated length is not simply thelength of the whole stem front-to-back. Stemlength is measured from the middle of the headsetstem cap bolt to the middle of the handlebar.
Furthermore, what is stem length? Generally speaking, stem lengths on road bikesvary from 80 to 140mm, with 100 to 110mm perhaps the most commonsizes. There are shorter and longer stems available ifyou're short or very tall and ride a frame size at the extreme endof the size range.
People also ask, what is stem rise?
The stem rise refers to the stem's anglein degrees, relative to the fork steerer tube, and affects bikepositioning and reach. Most stems will have a moderaterise (6° being quite common) and can be flipped to offera lower bar position (so a stem may be referred to as havinga rise of +/- 6°).
What size steerer tube do I have?
Steerer tube diameter. Also two main options, 1" (25.4mm) and 1 1/8" (28.6mm,also known as 1.125" or 9/8"). Nearly all threadless headsets use 11/8" steerers. You can verify that the frame you haveis for that size by measuring the inside of the headtube, it should be 34mm.