Trying to figure out whether this bike is properly sized and fitted, or not. I'm about 5'4". The frame is 16.5" - 17" (measured from top of seat tube to middle of BB). The handlebars are flat, not risers. And yet, I "feel" quite upright on the bike. I'm guessing the length of the top tube must be shorter than what I'm used to, maybe that's why. I'm afraid that putting riser bars on it might screw up the nice feel it has. As you can see in the pic, my arms are fully extended on the flat bars (they're low enough to allow that). Is this good, or should they be bent a bit, with the bars raised? As far as my back and that is concerned, it feels right and fine. I rode many km with this bike today along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada. However, my hands were under duress. Fingers weren't numb, so much as the palms or back of the hands. A bit too much pressure due to the lower-than-I'm-used-to handlebars, but on a long ride, it became uncomfortable to keep both hands on the bars. Raising them might diminish comfort elsewhere, ie. back or shoulders. OTOH, I don't want to have to start wearing gloves all the time. FWIW, I'm used to riding a bulky 20" hybrid, with a much higher handlebar height. It is much easier to manoeuver the smaller Specialized, and even pull back on the bars to go uphill.