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There are many different types of mountain bike for many different styles of riding. A question we get a lot is how to select the correct style of components for that bike. Factors such as handlebar width, rise and sweep, stem length and rise, and seatpost height and angle, lend themselves best to different styles of riding. But what works best for what? Neil thought it was time to shed some light on the situation and offer some advice!

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Thinking of putting a wide riser bar on your cross country hard tail? Need to extend the reach on your enduro full sus by slamming on a 110mm stem? Watch this video before you do!

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