Question about Diamondback Sorrento 26 Men's FrontSuspension Mountain Bike
Behind the handle bars, where it joins to the bike is called a stem. Remove the center allen key bolt that runs down the center tube. Lift the handle bars up an inch and tighten the allen key bolt again. Your handlebars will now be a little higher for you.
Another way is to loosen the clamp bolts that hold the handlebars to the stem. With riser bars, you can twist them in the same spot and this will angle them up a little. You will have to loosen the brake/gear levers and angle them down until they suit you.
If neither of these works you can buy stems which have varying heights and lengths.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In order to raise the handle bars, you will need a hex key. Put it into the hex indentation at the top. Turn it left to loosen it. Then raise the handle bars to the desired height.
Posted on May 22, 2010
Testimonial: "Very Helpful because it is not an ordinary handle-bar and I didn't know which one to loosen. "
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You will have to go to a bicycle repair shop and ask for a handle bar stem extender. They come in various lengths.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks! I thought it had to be something like that. It would have been nice if they had made the handlebar adjustment as easy as the seat adjustment."
CAREFUL!!!! Go to a professional bike shop and let them see if you have enough stem (about 21/2" to 3") in the top tube. Less than that and it can snap off and you can get seriously hurt. More than likely, if they can raise it, you would only pay a minumum charge (not like a car, probably $5-$10)
It will be more if they have to install a new stem, because it involves taking it apart and putting it back together. But, it will be worth it if you like the bike other than it is not comfortable now. Remember, it is not made to be a cruiser which let you sit upright and are comfortable, Supension bikes are for mountain biking and rough terrain, going downhill and climbing. And you usually ride a smaller frame than normal because of how you ride the bike, too big and you lose control. So, the bars are almost always flat and you lean forward. I hope I answered your question, I have been in business for almost 40 years and do know what I am talking about.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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