Yes, you can add spacers and high rise bars, but then your reach gets shorter (as you point out above). So I think the geo geek bike nerds here are saying the bike media is guilty of leaving stack out of the conversation when they just talk about reach. If all large enduro bikes used roughly same stack, it would be a non-issue...but some, like Knolly, aim for lower stack despite 95% of owners using 30mm+ of spacers (or highrise bars and 20mm of spacers). So your write up is good to highlight to Warden buyers that the on-paper reach spec doesn't in fact feel as long as it would on another bike brand.
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Commented on Riding the 2021 Knolly Warden LT V2 - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Yes, you can add spacers and high rise ...