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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: handle bars adjustment
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."
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. "
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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