Not upright at all, the top of my saddle is about 1in above the handlebars. Bars are lowrise. Actually, since it was only my second ride on the C’dale F600 this weekend, I am still making adjusments in my riding position. I felt very stretched out in my riding position and the front of the saddle was angled up, which if anything; was really shifting my weight over the rear wheel, and causing lower back pain. That could be part of the reason for lifting the front wheel. I have made adjustments which have flattened out the saddle and moved it forward. So, I will see how that works out.