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Old 11-30-21, 08:01 AM
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mprince
Dont fix whats not broken
 
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Great, you are proud of your new bike and want to show it off with a bunch of pictures without any context. But this isn't about how it looks, it's how it fits you. You are worried about how a lot of spacers looks and the angle of your stem, but you can't ride without stopping to stretch your back out after 30 minutes? Hard to tell from your pictures, but your saddle appears to have a downward tilt - that will surely put excessive pressure on your hands while you ride.

That's not normal (having to stretch/back discomfort after a short time), bottom line your bike does not fit you properly. Either you are locking into a single hand position when you ride (not good), or your fit is so far off that you can't get a good variety of positions to keep your back from locking up. Comfort/biomechanics, not appearance (and what others on the internet think) should be your primary concern.
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