Rolling Chassis - Stem Length and Bar Rise
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Rolling chassis come with a choice of stem length, 42 mm or 50 mm, as well as a choice of bar rise, 20 mm or 35 mm, that allow you to adjust the fit and feel of your Madonna V2.2 or Jibb.
The 42 mm stem will give you the option to make your cockpit shorter, both when stood and seated. It will make the steering feel a bit livelier but will take a touch of load off the front wheel. If you like to have a more dynamic and faster feeling to the steering, then the 42 mm stem will be the one to go for.
The 50 mm stem will give you the option to make the cockpit longer. It will put a touch more load on the front wheel naturally from your position, but will make the steering less lively. If you like to have a calmer and slightly slower feeling from the steering, then the 50 mm stem is the one for you.
Bar rise is also going to allow you to adjust the fit and feel of the bike. But it’s worth noting that the head tube lengths on the Madonna V2.2 and Jibb were designed to give riders a good bar height range for aggressive riding without needing to have a tower of stem spacers.
The 20mm rise bars will give you a lower bar height both when seated and stood. If the trails you ride most are a bit flatter, then a lower bar height can help to keep some load on the front wheel. Also, if you like to tackle steeper and more technical climbs then a lower bar height is also going to help.
On the other hand, the 35mm rise bars will give you a naturally higher bar height, making your position on the bike more upright. If the trails you ride down most are steeper, then a higher bar is going to help keep you in a comfortable and attacking position. If you prefer a more upright position while pedaling, then a higher bar height is also going to help.
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