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I like to set my bar just a bit below my saddle height. Any lower and my neck starts to hurt after an hour. Currently I'm using spacers on the uncut steerer tube with a 6 degree stem and crowbar. are there any handling or safety advantages to cutting the tube and making up the height with (a) a more angular stem, (b) riser bar or (c) some combination of the 3 options?
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Don't touch me!
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My experiences...

I've noticed that even a 2.5mm difference in spacers makes all the difference in the world while riding my MTB bike. No more back pain and sore hands for me. I'd try that before cutting down your steerer and/or changing to a higher rise stem. Maybe(and I mean maybe) lowering your saddle height can help out too.
 
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