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    Bicycle Stem Riser?

    Struggling with raising my handlebars a bit and was hoping to do it
    with an adjustable angle stem. Only problem is my newer bike handlebars and stem clap size is 35mm. And all the adjustable stems I see are for 31.8mm handlebars. Do I not see one out there? Or would I be better off just using a stem riser? Was also thinking about just buying a new 31.8mm handlebar and adjustable stem.
    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Screamer View Post
    Struggling with raising my handlebars a bit and was hoping to do it
    with an adjustable angle stem. Only problem is my newer bike handlebars and stem clap size is 35mm. And all the adjustable stems I see are for 31.8mm handlebars. Do I not see one out there? Or would I be better off just using a stem riser? Was also thinking about just buying a new 31.8mm handlebar and adjustable stem.
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    I would strongly recommend AGAINST using an adjustable angle stem. They are not suited to actual mountain biking (or any biking really, IMO).

    Easiest way to get your bars up higher is to move spacers underneath your stem if your steerer is long enough, or buy a riser handlebar. Renthal makes a 35mm clamp handlebar with a 40mm rise:

    https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/renthal...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Hey DETarch,

    Thanks for the reply.
    Funny but I actually have a 800mm bar with a 30mm rise.
    So it's close to a 40mm...I just want more...a lot more...lol
    As for bar/spacers I'm as high as I can go.
    Basically it's a comfort thing for me.
    Probably have about 60% on my weight on my front end
    and 40% on my back.
    And I've tried moving the seat around as well.
    I do mostly XC riding.
    If this tells you anything:
    I'm at the most comfortable when I have my seat/dropper post all the way down. Then again that putting me closer to 70/30 on my bike.
    50/50 weight might be the way to go.
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    You can try rolling the bars back a bit.

    You could try a higher rise stem or a shorter stem.

    Another open is also getting a larger back sweep and or up sweep handlebar.

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    The problem is not knowing exactly what you need and spending a lot of money trying to find the right components. you might be better off having a bike shop professional fitting. My wife had similar issues so here i was buying shit she ended up not using she wanted to turn a beautiful 26er NOS XC race bike into a beach cruiser.

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    This DMR stem will give you 5mm or for about the same price there is the 50 and 80mm Deity Highside bars. I have the 80mm on a Ď14 Stache and itís brilliant!

    https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...xoCOJ8QAvD_BwE

    And again, DO NOT consider the adjustable angle stem...

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    This dude illustrates the DMR Defy stem actually gives 15-20 mm over your standard stem due to the low profile clamp!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9oxkX-PW0RA

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    I've adjusted the bars 10 different times but I still need them higher to feel comfortable.
    And yes, no adjustable stem for me...thx and sorry for the idea...lol
    Oh, local bike shop will throw on a stem raiser for $50...no thx.
    I'll do it myself for half that.
    Basically I think/I feel it's more then a few mm to make me happy.
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    This is Jeffsy trying out an 80mm Deity Highside

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    Nice rig and the Deity is another way to go.
    Thanks for the idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Screamer View Post
    Struggling with raising my handlebars a bit and was hoping to do it
    with an adjustable angle stem. Only problem is my newer bike handlebars and stem clap size is 35mm. And all the adjustable stems I see are for 31.8mm handlebars. Do I not see one out there? Or would I be better off just using a stem riser? Was also thinking about just buying a new 31.8mm handlebar and adjustable stem.
    Any ideas?
    There is a long list of bar and stem choices out there in 31.8 and 35mm clamp.
    The key is to obtain a pile of 10mm spacers and move em above and below the stem in order to find a height that works with your bar/stem combo and suits your taste.
    Doing that, you can experiment before cutting the steer.

    Adjustable angle stems are rather dangerous and are not recommended although, can be handy for bar elevation experiments as well.

    www.universalcycles.com has a good variety for you to browse through and get ideas from.
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    Good info Banshee...thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Screamer View Post
    Hey DETarch,

    Thanks for the reply.
    Funny but I actually have a 800mm bar with a 30mm rise.
    So it's close to a 40mm...I just want more...a lot more...lol
    As for bar/spacers I'm as high as I can go.
    Basically it's a comfort thing for me.
    Probably have about 60% on my weight on my front end
    and 40% on my back.
    And I've tried moving the seat around as well.
    I do mostly XC riding.
    If this tells you anything:
    I'm at the most comfortable when I have my seat/dropper post all the way down. Then again that putting me closer to 70/30 on my bike.
    50/50 weight might be the way to go.
    I can't work out how you would possibly have 60% on the front end. Maybe your bike doesn't fit? If the bike fits, you should be able to take your hands off the bars and continue to pedal without changing your position. The 800mm bars bring you lower in front and might be too wide for you. Anyway, riser bars are the way to go to get more height.

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