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bracknelldavebracknelldave Posts: 46
edited August 2010 in MTB general
Just wondering has anyone had tried one of these stem raisers

i want to change the hieght of my bars without changing the reach, my saddle height and angle etc works perfect for my legs and feels right.

just want to raise bars just to stop me leaning forward as much and take off some of the weight off the wrists



  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    For a commuter bike they're OK

    For a mountain bike being used as it should, then no, I would not use one.

    Best option is a new stem with a different rise angle & length to give you what you want
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    as above.
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  • FunBusFunBus Posts: 394
    As above and, here's where you can get one: ... 54&pg=2044
  • belugabobbelugabob Posts: 158
    I have the same issue as you - saddle is fine, but leaning forward just a bit too much.

    Even though I fitted one of these stem raisers to my wife's bike, she has a spirit level on the handlebars and gets off when the bubble moves toward sthe front (I.e. there's a hill coming) and I'm not sure whether they would be suitable for rougher use (But, I have no rational reasoning behind this)

    I'm considering getting some riser bars to raise my hands and straighten my back.

    Anybody else have thoughts on the risers?

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  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    I'd go with riser bars rather than a steerer tube extender these pretty much cover most clamp, rise and colours ... elID=41084
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  • Shaggy_DogShaggy_Dog Posts: 688
    Get used to riding a bike the way it was designed. High handlebars are a disaster for handling. It will take time, but you will get used to it.
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