What’s the best stem length for you?

And do different stem lengths change the handling of your road bike?

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What's the best stem length for you?

Does altering stem length change the way your bike rides?

When road cyclists think about stem length, they tend to only take into account the effect it has on their position on the bike. But mountain bikers change stem length depending on the handling characteristics they want for their bike. So do different stem lengths change the handling of road bike? The crew from the Global Cycling Network did a little science to find out. Testing three different stem lengths, 80mm, 110mm, 140mm, they performed two different skill challenges, a suburban challenge and a descending challenge. Will there be any difference in times between the stem lengths? Press play to find out.

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