I am about 5'11' but most of that is in my legs (i.e. - short torso). I love the geometry of my GT Zaskar, but I find that the handlebars have always been a bit of an uncomfortable stretch. I still have the stock KORE Litebar handlebar, which is straight, and a KORE Lite Stem, which is pretty long.
I want to decrease my stretch by a couple of inches but am not sure whether I should get a shorter stem, like on of those new 50mm downhill jobs or some bent handlebars with a steep rise.
It seems that I would have better leverage if I keep the long stem and got a new riserbar. Also, I don't want to get a "downhill" stem if it will detract from my a-little-of-everything riding style, but I like my current handlebars and wouldn't be opposed to just changing the stem.
What would you suggest?