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April 5, 2020, 9:18 p.m. -  Tehllama42

I expected that slamming the stem would keep more weight overall forward would be a good thing, but actually running a spacer and a half more on my 150mm fork actually let me modulate how much weight was on the front center, and the extra reach lets this work out overall - basically when I'm turning or preloading, I can put as much weight as I need on the front contact patch, but comfortably unweight it when I need to.  Seems counterintuitive, but having that higher up meant I could keep my center of mass a bit more over the bottom bracket, and I rely less on back muscles to unweight things. When the front wheel is way out there, I can really commit some weight into it - but that doesn't necessarily mean I want to always have a lot of weight on it out there (which is how it feels on a slammed stem at 100mm for me on any bike that fits)

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