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Collector Rocky Mountain
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For a use Trail-hiking as you advise me to set the handlebar on my Altitude?
I mount the extent that I use on the xc bike or shorter?
 

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For XC use, the same length stem as you'd use on a XC bike works, some people like to go shorter than 90mm but I think it really starts to compromise the climbing balance.
 

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Collector Rocky Mountain
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Usually to get to my favorite places I have to ride uphill for about 1 hour in the short course and 3 hours for that long, so I need to have a good position to go up.
 

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I use a 70mm Raceface Atlas stem with no compromise climbing and it's much more forgiving in the techy stuff and descents.
Could be I have a shorter reach than average?
 

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Collector Rocky Mountain
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I think I'll try with the length that I use normally, when I feel with 90mm stem short, usually put to 110mm.
 

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Thanks for the tips, I chose a middle ground, I mounted a 100mm stem, now would wish 'some output in my tracks and decide the setting
 
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