Ummm, I actually had no idea about the history of long stems and pig bikes.The long stem is a very nice nod to the early pig bikes, not many 'normal' people will know that when you are out riding, but those that do will appreciate that you know your muscle bike history.
Well, it depends on how you look at it. There was no such thing as taller apes, not just the lack of them, but there were longer stems for the same reason this frame had one, I think... So that a larger person could comfortably ride a smaller frame. Looking backwards and having all the parts we have available now, the low stem fits fine and is probably more of a recognized style, but RM either has to swap bars or live with them sitting lower too.aint that only the result of a lack of taller apes back then?
I personally like the shorter stem ,
love the new longer fork TRM and great job on the wheelie wheels , the mount looks nice and sturdy
Lowering the stem would look ok... Expected and take away from the spindly leaness vibe that's going on. The tubes parallel lines are accentuated with it up and no need to go to a set of ridiculous tall apes to get the bars comfy. I like it as is.
You're reading too much into my motivation!....He's prolly planning on trimming it and leading us on a wild goose chase anyways.