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Hello, I have a Specialized Sirrus Elite, and I would like to raise the handlebars higher to be in a more upright position. How high can I raise them and how do I go about it? Thank you,

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Handlebar stems come in many different lengths and degrees of rise to help fit the bike to you. In addition the bars could be changed to provide a bit more rise as needed.

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  • swansoncourt Mar 28, 2011

    Thank you, that is extremely helpful. I'm new to cycling and really appreciate website.

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    David Dunn Mar 28, 2011

    Welcome aboard, to cycling and Fixya.

    You may find in time that your comfort with a more aerodymic riding position will increase. If you ever have any desire to ride fast and far you need to lower your torso out of the wind you create. Contact a local bicycle club and you will probably find new friends who would be eager to mentor you on equipment, techniques and places to ride.

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Click on this link

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