So ive got a medium soul @ 120mm with a 70mm haven stem and bars.
Love the handling and very comfortable with the ride position with the saddle in either low or medium position but when i raise it for climbs or more XC stuff i feel a bit stretched on the bike like my weight is to far forwards making my arms and palms ache...
Already have 15mm of spacers under the stem and dont have any steerer left to add more.
I guess putting a shorter stem will affect the handling somewhat. Would putting a stem with a rise have any effect on the handling or should i be looking for some riser bars or maybe shorten the bars slightly to bring my arms in?