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Old 04-02-15, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikeman58 View Post
Okay... I am officially impressed by this and will likely take the Genesis plunge. My only question is how strong/stiff is the stem assembly. I like to ride out of the saddle a fair amount and some folders stem and bar assemblies are way to flexy. I want to modify to have a bit more reach as I don't like an upright position and this also puts stress on the stem assembly.

Thanks (in advance) for feedback on this!!
The stem seems stiff enough. Lengthening your reach does place more strain on the riser, but the stresses are working on the hinge, not the locking pins (see pic).

Since this is a quill-style riser, it's easily replaced with something else.

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