I bought my bike with handebar raisers mounted. I'm 1,84 and i feel comfortable riding with them when i'm standing up on the bike. But when i sit down on the bike the handlebars feel awkwardly high. I haven't ridden the bike yet with the raisers removed, i still need to try that, but if handlebar raisers were a good thing, why would bike manufacturers not put them on the bikes by default? Here the say: "Handlebars should be as low as possible and bar raisers avoided at all costs. The higher the handlebars the less traction you will have on your front wheel." What do you think? Ton.