The front end is taller than a 26" wheeled bike so in order to get the bars down to desired height a lot of us need to run a flat or inverted stem. It has nothing to do with steering difficulty (and 29ers are not difficult to steer).saga said:as above, is there a reason the moots 29" is speced with what looks like a 0degree stem>?
Is it because the large wheels make it hard to steer?
It's called external floodgate knob, the lockout isn't the problem. I have the 20" Mooto-X with a Reba fork with poploc and external floodgate. With a CK headset it's only the floodgate knob that touches the downtube. With the Reba SL (wich has internal floodgate adjustment) you won't have a problem. Be sure however to check it if you decide on a smaller frame than gk02 an I have since angles and tubediameters will be different.gk02 said:Make sure if you get a reba that you don't get the external lockout or whatever it is called because it will hit the downtube.