I've got a question that I'm hoping someone may be able to either steer me in the right direction or have an idea I never thought of or overlooked. Sorry if I got this in the wrong area, but seemed to be the best fit. I've got a Scott SUB 20 and I am wanting to change the handlebar setup. This attached picture shows what the current handlebar setup is like, other than the steer tube in this picture is longer than mine and my seat is set higher. My seat position is comfortable for me being 6'1". I don't have any pictures of my bike on my work computer, that needs to be fixed! My current stem is 7 degree/110mm and has a 31.8 bar bore clamp. I'm looking to get more relaxed position, a little more in the up position but not completley straight up like a hybrid/comfort bike though. I'm not looking for speed (yeah ironic considering SUB stands for Speed Utility Bike) as much as I'm looking for comfort. My commute to work is only 2.5 miles but I like going out for longer rides. The only thing I don't like about my bike is the downward position and only one hand position the straight bar currently offers. I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist so that one position after awhile tends to be sore. I was thinking of going with a 35 deg staying with the 110mm length and change to a bar refered to either as a trekking or butterfly handlebar. I checked with one of the LBS here and he suggested the same as far as the stem but just add long handlebar extensions my current bar to get an additional hand position. I'm not really looking to change out the brake levers and shifters so I can see where this would be the faster/cheaper way of changing the setup but is there another handlebar that would be a better fit than the trekking/butterfly bar, would a different stem degree and length that would feel or work better? I know there really is no "magical" bar set up and everyones feel is different, just wanting to explore other options that others have found that work, maybe use a couple different setups to find MY magical setup.
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