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I have a 80mm 8 degree rise stem on my bike and want to upgrade it to something a little nicer. It's an Origin8
I'm having trouble finding one.
2 questions...

I've been fitted with this stem, but can find stems with +10 degree rise. Will I notice the 2 degree difference?
Also, what does it mean when they say (i.e.) 84 degrees wouldn't that be straight up? In the pic it looks flat?
 

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2 degrees is fairly minor, I wouldn't worry toooooo much about it. Your body can probably adapt; but why not play it safe with a 6 degree drop?

The 84 degrees you mention isn't straight up; it's just a 6 degree rise.

It's the angle of the stem versus the steerer of the fork; for example, an 80 degree stem has ten degrees of rise (90-80= 10).

So compare the angle to 90 and you get the degree difference from straight out.
 

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84 is a nice position without looking wierd . Doesn't mean it will fit you . From your lack of knowlege on the topic ( degree of rise etc . ) You don 't sound like a fit fanatic . I doubt you will feel a huge difference . I have 80 on one bike and 84 on another . To make up for the different headtube sizes . There a literally 100 stems to choose from from 80 to 86 degree rise...
 

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Ok, I think I get it.
I think I might go for a 10 degree. rise. As I don't want to be any more stretched out that I am and wouldn't a shallower rise like a 6, make me more forward?
 

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DM.Aelis said:
2 degrees is fairly minor, I wouldn't worry toooooo much about it. Your body can probably adapt; but why not play it safe with a 6 degree drop?

The 84 degrees you mention isn't straight up; it's just a 6 degree rise.

It's the angle of the stem versus the steerer of the fork; for example, an 80 degree stem has ten degrees of rise (90-80= 10).

So compare the angle to 90 and you get the degree difference from straight out.


not quite... 90 degrees is "straight out", from the ht, whatever angle it may be... 80 would be -10 (minus 10) degrees. that's 10 degrees drop or 10 degrees down, again from the ht angle. but, flip it over and you get 100 degrees, or 10 degrees rise = +10
 
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