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    How to raise handlebars

    The steerer tube on my forks is short and doesn't allow me to add any spacers. I like my handlebars even with my seat. How can I get my handlebars up higher. I don't see any stems with any real rise to them. The tallest riser handlebar I've found is 2".

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    A few choices

    The first choice, most obvious and most expensive, is a new fork. That gives you a brand new uncut steerer and you can keep it as long as you want. But that's probably not realistic.

    Second is a high rise stem. You can get a stem with like a 40 degree rise that will pick the bar way up: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    Third is an adapter that plugs on top of your steer tube, effectively extending the steer tube: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename= I don't think I'd trust this one for off-roading though, I's just one more piece that can break. But if you primarily ride bike paths or low-impact trails it might be just fine.

    (BTW, Nashbar isn't the only place to get these things, I put those links in there just so you could see pictures.)

    Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun.

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    A combination of taller stem and / or riser bars.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    A combination of taller stem and / or riser bars.
    A taller stem? That'll only work if there's enough of the steerer tube protruding from the head tube for a safe fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    A taller stem? That'll only work if there's enough of the steerer tube protruding from the head tube for a safe fit.
    One with more rise was what I meant 10 degree, 15 degree etc.
    Less isn't MOAR

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