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    Upgrade Handelbars & Stem or?

    Hello All ~ newBee on upgrades, I have a '13 Hardrock Sport 29er. I have about 300miles on it now and I want to raise my bars up. I feel ALOT of pressure On my palms and too me if I wasn't leaning so hard on my grips I could alivieate some of this palm pressure = raise my bars by swapping in a raised bar, yes/no?

    Here is what Specialized says is on my bike:

    Stem = Alloy , 4bolt clamp, 10deg rise, 25.4mm
    Handlebars = Specilaized Flat Bar, alloy, 660mm wide, 8deg backsweep, 4deg upsweep, 25.4mm

    So I would like ot swap out the "flat bar" for a raised one.
    Any input on this would be great!
    I plan to swap the XCT fork out for "air shock" but not quite yet. Stock is 80mm if I put in a 100mm shock will this "raise" my front geometry?
    Speak to me ole' wise MTBers :-)
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    OK so reading reading reading...
    20mm rise or 30mm rise?

    Looks like some bars aree 31.8mm wich means I would need a new stem to run that size...so I think at first I'll stick with 25.4mm...

    I assume if you need to know if you want 20mm or 30mm rise would be trial and error... and stick with what fits?

    What brand handelbar should I get? I think I'll just stick with Alum Alloy...no carbon needed..
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    Is "oversized" 31.8mm a good upgrade from 25.4mm, for the stem?

    I'm a recreational rider with wanna be attitiude :-)

    Were is all the handelbar opinions?
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