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I've been lurking in this forum for quite a while and i finally own a Haro V4. It's a size 16 and im standing 5'7". Id like to ask if anyone out there knows the effective top tube length of this frame as i would like to change the stem to make it fit me better. The bike fit says i need a bike with a 63.7cm overall reach. i just need the effective top tube length to be able to get the correct stem.

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Welcome to the forms mbr888 :band:

Since the archives are non functional youll have to resort to the good o'll tape measure. Measure from center of seat tube to center of steer across the TT, If you need to convert here is a great link http://www.psinvention.com/zoetic/convert.htm

Stem length depends on the type of riding you do. Im 5"7' also and generally like 60-80mm length but I dont like climbing. If you are more of a XC rider you may want a 100mm. If you have the stock stem you can also experiment by flipping the stem so it's angle is down. :rockon:

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2003&Brand=Haro&Model=V4&Type=bike
 

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mbr888 said:
I've been lurking in this forum for quite a while and i finally own a Haro V4. It's a size 16 and im standing 5'7". Id like to ask if anyone out there knows the effective top tube length of this frame as i would like to change the stem to make it fit me better. The bike fit says i need a bike with a 63.7cm overall reach. i just need the effective top tube length to be able to get the correct stem.
I'm pretty sure it is the same as the flightline, so 22.5 for the 16" frame. My wife rides a 16 and has the stock 100mm stem.
 

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Hi guys, thanks for the replies. Im currently using an FSA FR220 Stem which is only 50mm, from the actual measurement and based from specs given by gap_rider, i think i'll be needing a 70mm stem. I already have a spare 100mm stem that I will try this evening. If the stock stem is 100mm then i'd better try it first. Thanks again for the replies!

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Mike R.
 

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Hi Dogon! Thanks for the inputs. BTW, what will be it's effect on the bike if I make the stem lower? Last night I was able to replace the stem with a 100mm 0deg stem but will try it on the trail this weekend. After that I'll try using a 70mm in order for me to really compare.

Thanks!
 
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