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Just bought the bike, casual rider, 60+yrs old. Would like to raise handle bar height. Owners manual not very complete. Can stem be raised? How? Thanks, BJ (WLJ)
 

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Short answer is no.
To get a higher hand position, you'd typically get a stem with a higher angle, or a handlebar with a higher rise. You can buy a stem raiser; I've never thought they were a very good idea, but they've been on the market for years, so I suppose they're okay. Check one out here:
http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Alloy-Bicycle-Stem-Raiser/dp/B000FHBED0
 

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Exactly what upNdown said. That might not be the right bike for what you want to do if it isn't comfortable. You can return it to Wal-mart and check out a local bike shop to get the right bike for you.
 

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Mount Dora Cycles said:
You can return it to Wal-mart and check out a local bike shop to get the right bike for you.
^^ This. The XR comes in one size. Would you get a pants which only come in one size? Return the bike, go to a bike shop, and see what it's like riding a bike which actually fits you.

By the way, for the riding you'll be doing, avoid full suspension. it will do nothing for you, will make the bike heavier, will increase the maintenance required, and you'll get a lower quality bike for your money.
 

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bad mechanic said:
^^ This. The XR comes in one size. Would you get a pants which only come in one size? Return the bike, go to a bike shop, and see what it's like riding a bike which actually fits you.

By the way, for the riding you'll be doing, avoid full suspension. it will do nothing for you, will make the bike heavier, will increase the maintenance required, and you'll get a lower quality bike for your money.
+1 on what he said
 
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