how much can stem length affect hops

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5/7/2013 8:02 PM

recently got the madera stem in 36mm reach and im riding a 20.75 stranger day tripper frame with odyssey 25mm forks and odyssey sand bars with a slammed stem

and my hops feel terrible, road street the other day did some rails and ever time it felt like i had to put all my effort into hopping

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5/7/2013 8:07 PM

I don't feel like it'd drastically effect anything. But who knows, I notice 2mm in a stem over a 1/4 inch in a frame

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5/7/2013 9:18 PM

I don't really notice too much, but I switched my Premium Sub 10 to a Sunday Freeze and I did somewhat notice it. I ride 4 pegs with a 25+ pound bike and 8.25 rise bars. I can get 2 and a half feet hops about half or more of the time.

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5/8/2013 4:47 AM

None, its all in your head

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5/8/2013 4:54 AM

I could never tell a diferance

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5/8/2013 6:19 AM

its not really length. its more bar "width" that would effect it.

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5/8/2013 6:24 AM

feeble_to_face wrote:

its not really length. its more bar "width" that would effect it.

This

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5/8/2013 6:53 AM

I felt the difference going from 53 to 48, didn't really affect my hops.

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5/8/2013 7:17 AM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I felt the difference going from 53 to 48, didn't really affect my hops.

I felt nothing, I never feal any different when I switch anything on my bike for some reason lol

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5/8/2013 8:07 AM

feeble_to_face wrote:

its not really length. its more bar "width" that would effect it.

i started riding around the last few years of the cut your bars short as fuck trend, cant really say width will effect hops at all

i am rusty from not riding at all this winter but it feels like the leverage is really weird and i cant get my maximum height out of my hops as usual, witch is pretty high at least 3 feet or more or at least bar height

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5/8/2013 8:10 AM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I felt the difference going from 53 to 48, didn't really affect my hops.

48 is where it is at, i was wanting that size but ordered the 36mm by mistake and didnt feel like going another week without riding

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5/8/2013 9:09 AM

Damn, 36 is gonna be hella responsive. You may not like it. Enduro i'm assuming?

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5/8/2013 9:12 AM

46mm/48mm stems are all i will ride. Longer stems feel really weird to me. I rode a Solid stem then an OG Jump Off for years & i have a Fit Benny Stem right now & will have an Animal OG Top Load soon. I cant do it haha. Also big bars fuck my hops up drastically, Im going back to regular Bob bars under 8" & 25" wide = Perfect for me!

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5/8/2013 9:18 AM

Topsey wrote:

46mm/48mm stems are all i will ride. Longer stems feel really weird to me. I rode a Solid stem then an OG Jump Off for years & i have a Fit Benny Stem right now & will have an Animal OG Top Load soon. I cant do it haha. Also big bars fuck my hops up drastically, Im going back to regular Bob bars under 8" & 25" wide = Perfect for me!

I wish smaller bars didn't bother my back. I had super nice 8" Premium Whiskeys, but sold them because I had bad back pain. Then got 8.75s adn the pain was gone. My friend has some 8.25 Eastern Wonder years and I plan to go grab them and sand blast them and paint them black and throw em' on the rig. I'm only 5'7" right now, and I was probably like 5'3" when I had the 8"'s.

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5/8/2013 10:02 AM

Stem length DOES affect hops. Not trying to be like fuckey up there but Your Stem being longer affects hops because you will have to pull up harder to get the front to move because you will have less leverage.

To me moving from a 50mm to a 53mm made no difference but what i said above should make sense if im thinking about it right.

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5/8/2013 10:10 AM

Freddy, i think back pain is part of the game! I would much rather be comfortable on my bike & be able to ride to the best of my abilities than have to fight my bike to anything i used to be able to do with small bars. In short big bars suck donkey dick!

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5/8/2013 7:15 PM

if its further forward you can pull up more but its a little more annoying for spins and tucks because u have to reach further

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