My utility bike (heck, my only bike) is a modified Specialized Hardrock mountain bike. Given my size and the loads I haul with it, it was definitely the better choice (for me) relative to a road or hybrid.
It fits as currently configured, but it is an aggressive mountain bike position. Good for control, not so good for riding a long ways with a load, and hard on the arms after a while.
I'd like to find a way to add a more upright & comfy position for the long straightaways to increase my endurance in the saddle.
My first thoughts drifted toward the Nashbar Trekking Mountain Bike Handlebar
mounted with the open end angled up towards my shoulders.
Then, I thought maybe the above plus a stem riser
and maybe an adjustable stem
might do the trick and allow for both an aggressive control position and a more comfy cruise/haul position.
Any ideas as to the likelihood of success with the above hardware?
Ought I consider other options?
My utility bike with big basket & trailer (have since installed rear panniers, too):
Earlier image with milk crates: