(OLD VERSION) How to Raise your Bike Handlebars – Stem Extender Install – EASY!

(OLD VERSION) How to Raise your Bike Handlebars – Stem Extender Install – EASY!

check out my updated video with extra safety instructions about the stem placement and tightening of the top screw

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The handlebars on my road bike were too low and it was putting too much strain on my wrists. This stem extender from Amazon did an amazing job, and it was surprisingly easy to install. This is my install tutorial, and should work for most road bikes, mountain bikes, or hybrid bikes. I’ll show you how to know if this will work for your bike.

Readers Comments (50)

  1. Sir i have an kids ordinary cheap bike but its size 20 bmx for i want to comvert my headset with sealed beari and because my quil stem keep breackong off and my handle bar attached to it keeps rolling down when i pull on it will this type of extended stem work for an ordinary bmx bike

  2. Hey bro my name is Jeffrey I have some risers like but rubber risers so what’s the difference between the two

  3. zarley mcalpine May 10, 2021 @ 12:59 am

    Would this work with the modern tapered top tube?

  4. I did same with bike but some how after fixing is see that front wheel doesn’t move now exactly as my handle bar. Every time I move handle bar to certain degree the wheel moves same direction but proportionally less distance.
    Is it something I need to get accustomed with usage or my fixing is erroneous? Thanks for response

  5. Hi, can this be used for quill stem?

  6. Megan Staropoli May 10, 2021 @ 1:06 am

    SUPER! Just got a Trek Fx 3 and need to extend the stem – thank you!!!! Great explanation and instruction. =D

  7. Melvin Belcher May 10, 2021 @ 1:06 am


  8. Thank you, finally the one that really helped me! Greetings from Germany

  9. Extra thumbs up for doing this with just one hand 👍

  10. perfect! just got a new bike and i had really bad neck pain from cycling and i figured i needed to raise the handle bars but this is my first road bike so i was like WTF! this is exactly what i needed to see! thanks

  11. Thank you brother ✌🏼

  12. eileenzphotography May 10, 2021 @ 1:11 am

    Thank you for your instructions on how to install an extender on a bike. It seems pretty simple to do.
    So, now I will install mine.

  13. Forgiveness Love May 10, 2021 @ 1:12 am

    Thanks Bro.. from philippines

  14. Henrik Freeman Johansson May 10, 2021 @ 1:12 am

    Very helpful for me as well! Will fix my bike like this next week when I receive mine! Thanks for sharing! 😍👍🇸🇪

  15. thanksfernuthin May 10, 2021 @ 1:13 am

    Is it me or are all bikes’ default design uncomfortable for EVERYONE! The handle bars should be up higher by default and people that want to be hunched over should have to buy something to fix it.

  16. Lance Counihan May 10, 2021 @ 1:14 am

    they used to be adjustable when I was young, but that was obviously too convenient

  17. I believe there are a few safety precautions one should take into account with this important job, such as using a torque wrench to tighten to manufacture spec. This video doesn’t mention them and I would suggest viewers also find other resources to make sure they are extending their stem safely- you don’t want to take a chance that it will fail while you are riding!

  18. stephen davies May 10, 2021 @ 1:18 am

    Thank you thank you very much, Simple precise and accurate, I have never done it before and it took about five minutes and it’s perfect, Once again thank you very much

  19. Is this kind of stem extension safe for MTB when use during hard trail?

  20. Brilliant, many many thanks…

  21. No hype, down to earth nicely presented.

  22. at least know the names of the parts you are talking about before you post a stupid ass video !

  23. Thanks for this !

  24. Abhishek Trivedi May 10, 2021 @ 1:26 am

    Very helpful. Thank you.

  25. gary harrison May 10, 2021 @ 1:26 am

    Beware !!!! This video is produced by someone who doesn’t really understand what he is doing. Injury could be caused by his incompetence.

  26. I only tightened the stem bolt though, Not the other stem extender bolts, Would that make a difference? There was quite a bit of rocking from side to side.

  27. Thank you! Excellent demonstration. I needed this.

  28. Clinton Braganza May 10, 2021 @ 1:28 am

    liked it helped me

  29. Good job!

  30. What the…Is that even safe? I’ve never seen a steerer tube (not stem) that long. Oh, my God. Becky, look at that fork tube!?

  31. Jerome Brownell May 10, 2021 @ 1:32 am

    Thank you

  32. When i fitted mine today, There was so much play when i rocked the handlebars, I ended up taking the extender off.

  33. Excellent video…this is exactly what I needed to see. My new bike has handlebars that are a smidgeon too low and it does become aggravating after about 10 minutes of riding to keep my eyes up and on the road. I have my eye on an extender that will allow me to raise my handlebars 1.4" (35 mm) over and above the original handlebar mount that I’m hoping will solve my dilemma.

  34. peter orlando May 10, 2021 @ 1:36 am

    it would be a great video – without background music – I hate that background noise

  35. Great directions, could not have been more clearer….TX!

  36. Thanks, this will help me install my extender when it arrives!

  37. The Oracle Channel May 10, 2021 @ 1:40 am

    Nice one THANKS for sharing this video

  38. Damn my stem didn’t come with alan screws. I am never gonna get it extended.

  39. Randy Marshall May 10, 2021 @ 1:41 am

    Watching this guy was pure agony

  40. Ajinkya Saxena May 10, 2021 @ 1:42 am

    Really helpful… Thanks a lot

  41. Jacques Tassy May 10, 2021 @ 1:44 am

    So we’re all just gonna act like we didn’t see him do a two hand job with just his left hand

  42. That part comes from China. I highly doubt that the part meets US Government Safety Standards for bicycles.

  43. I tightened up the long bolt before tightening the 4 little screws on the side. However headset bearings had too much slop . So I applied more pressure on the long bolt (the 4 screws still loose) and stripped the long bolt hex hole. Now I’m stuck with a bolt that I cannot remove and a wiggly headset.

  44. THX! Cheers

  45. Harold Pruitt May 10, 2021 @ 1:52 am

    I appreciate you taking your time and putting this together for us ! Very helpful! Thanks!! 👍👍👍

  46. Taluvin Moondancer May 10, 2021 @ 1:52 am

    Thanks for this, very handy video

  47. Gladys Alombro May 10, 2021 @ 1:52 am

    It is safe?

  48. Ridiculous

  49. Thanks for the video. You are forgiven for the terminology. FYI they are bolts and nuts. Super helpful to see how the extender attached I need one for my wife’s bike had never seen one before. Couple of things you retightened everything in the right order top cap is always first. The tension on the top bolt will effect the feel of steering too tight and the wheel won’t center easily. Too loose and yeah its all over the place. Tension on the stem clamps is important and a torque wrench is best, torque spec is often written on the stem. It’s important because aluminum and carbon are easy to break with to much tension.

  50. Hafþór Gestsson May 10, 2021 @ 1:56 am

    Finally, the mystery solved, thank you so much !!!

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