This would be more for casual riding.. I commute a few miles to work each day and also like to take rides on the weekend, mostly on some great, paved bike trails we have here on the coast. I have a Specialized Sirrus and the other day I added a adapter that raised my flat bars up about 3" .. I'm amazed at how much more comfortable it is to ride. More and more I stand while going up steep hills, so the bar height doesn't seem to matter that much for that and I don't need to really ride fast so being down low isn't important either.
The guy at the bike shop put the riser on to let me see if I like the change, which I do. I now have the choice of keeping the riser with my flat bars or changing the bars to ones that curve up more.. what is the difference? (I seem to have enough cable length to do either)
Any thoughts or comments?