I am debating, something, anyone who follows here, will know that I think my bars are too low, and if you don't, I do think my bars are too low. So the question becomes:
For $28 I can buy an extender, it bolts onto the steerer, then you bolt the bars onto it, adds 5-10cm, looks a little dorky but should be functional. Keeps the existing suspension fork, which seems to be working well enough, can be done by me at home. Disadvantage the existing suspension fork does nothing for the road riding I do, advantage, if I decide I want to do some off road again, a tire swap is all I need.
For $75 replace the fork with a solid one that has a longer steerer, put spacers on the steerer until I decide how long I actually want it, moving the spacers around. For off-road I would need to swap the old fork back....
Oh, decisions, decisions, consider the extender is about all I can afford right now..... Especially considering I need to replace the chain at some point, and the BB is having a conniption (again).