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Here's some images to help see the relative differences. Note they assume your stem starts at the same point, so if you're thinking of raising it, print the top one out on paper and then draw your riser in, and how the other stem sizes would work. If you're feeling unsure, wimp out and buy/borrow an adjustable stem. They're heavy and complex, but you ...


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The weight distribution is affected only by the location of saddle and handlebars related to the wheels. It does not matter whether it is by higher rise stem or higher head tube. The difference that might affect handling is that system of frame with high head tube and short stem is stiffer than one of lower head tube and longer angled stem. You can feel the ...


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If the headset is good then you need look at tire balance The tire itself could be out of balance and also it could not be seated evenly. Examine how tires are seated. Put it on a stand or upside down and see if the wheels hold in position. Rotate 1/8 turn and check all 8 positions. For the rear you can spin the pedals - at high speed does it ...


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If the effective top tube (horizontal measurement) is OK for you - then the only other things I can think of might be the head tube angle & chainstay length. A road bike may have a steeper head angle & also have shorter chainstays. Which quickens the handling & steering. Mind you, at the smaller end of the road bike sizing - the head angles tend ...



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