There bicycle parts that have a huge influence on the way of pedaling. The stem is one of them. This you see in the pictures (next to my house in northern Spain (Basque Country)) is an advice from Holger, i´m just bought in her store. i needed more height on the handlebar to go more comfortable and loose on the bike. If you are in this same situation, no doubt that this precious stem not disappoint. Sorry for my bad English, more bad German but very good Spanish.