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Best stem length for bullhorns bars ?

I will buy a new stem and bullhorns bars to complete my built .
What stem length do you recommend ?
My old bike had a 100mm stem and riser bars if that helps.
February 2, 2016 07:36 PM
From: Washington DC
7 posts
2 bikes
It really depends on the bike and how you like your fit / your own proportions.
I would start off with whatever size stem you have currently and then get a longer or shorter depending on how it feels...most likely it will be shorter.
February 2, 2016 08:28 PM
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes

You will probably want something shorter, but even that might not be true depending on where you like to keep your hands and your saddle-to-bar difference. Try what you got and go from there.
February 2, 2016 08:36 PM
From: Bizzzerkeley, CA
506 posts
15 bikes
At least a 200. Silly assed question.
May 17, 2017 06:43 PM
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May 17, 2017 11:52 PM
Between 50-250mm.
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August 16, 2017 10:37 PM
From: Milwaukee, Wi
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September 5, 2017 12:26 PM
From: bay area
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They won't fit on your bike!
October 6, 2017 04:10 PM
I use nitto sb-021 which have a drop. On a 57cm bike I used a 70mm stem on my new bike 54cm Bareknuckle I'm using an 80 mm just to keep things familiar. But yea no way around experimenting. I got extra 60 and 70 mm black dimension stems laying around if anybody wants. I think the general rule is that bullhorns stretch you out more than risers or drops so use a shorter stem relatively.
October 15, 2017 01:43 AM
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October 17, 2017 12:35 AM
From: San Diego
87 posts
13 bikes
General rule of thumb, for most predictable steering, regardless of bar type is a stem long enough to position the center of your hands directly above your axle. Rise is a personal comfort decision. Hope that helps a bit,
October 17, 2017 08:02 PM
From: MPLS
120 posts
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