I got 3 bikes.
an Atlantis with drops, level with the seat
a Karate Monkey with risers about level
and a new Steamroller.
I've tried the stock Open bars which sit about 3 inches below the seat, I've tried a higher rise stem the got them a inch and half below and today I tried a riser the about leveled the situation and all set up are making my fingers buzzy or numb after an hour or so..
No such issues on my other tow steeds
My other two bikes have much fatter tires than the Steamroller's 27c stock tires.
I'd really like to keep them on for climbing speed, which this bike does oh so well.
and I really dont want to jack any bars up way high which would just mess up the climbing as well...