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I think after riding my new bike on the road for the first few times, (after using the trainer for the last 3 months) that I want to flip the stem from up to down, (relative to stem angle, I know it will still rise slightly). I never feel like being out of the drops, so I think I can comfortably gain some aero here.

will this notably change any major fit scenarios, and do I want the tilt angle of the bars to be the same as they are now, relative to level ground?
 

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You have a trainer. Experiment and see how you feel. You can't get good fit advice over the internet. This advice included. You can tweak and find comfort. As for a fit that will improve performance. You need to go see a fitter with computer analysis that shows power output..
 

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If you flip the stem down, it will increase in horizontal length by about one size or 10mm. Depending on the angle, it could drop the bars by 2-3.5cm. If you have no excess spacers above the stem it will be a big change.

The angle of the bars won't change much. Depending in the type of bend, I first make sure the hooks are comfortable, then adjust the brake hood position, if required.
 
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