Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
What the others wrote. You could swap stems and bars, and get your reach perfect. But if you then tilted your seat back you'd have to start all over with a new stem and bars. Or, you can use your B-Pivot, Glide-Flex, etc, to make the adjustment quick and easy.
BTW, I use tilts on some of my bikes, even though they have hamster bars. It lets me swing the bars up and out of my way for getting on and off the bike easier.